Last week my team and I planted up downtown Worcester. We put in about 900 seasonal plants throughout the property all in one day (Whew). Emily took these great pictures the day after. Everything looks so great, and it isn’t even in full color yet as the many of the mums (including dark and light purple, yellow and red) are still tightly closed. Emily is going to head back and snap off a few more pics that hopefully I can share when they are all a bit more open.
If you want to take a drive by, this is on Front Street in downtown Worcester, MA.
These lovely beds (that we call the wavy beds) are also waiting to fully burst into full color. Besides the red and yellow that you can barely see, there is lavender — and the stuff that stayed are the astilbe, hosta, pierus and coleus. These are over on Foster Street – you can check them out on the way to an event at the DCU center.
This will be a lovely mix of yellow (closed up still) with the red mums and purple kale.
This is usually my favorite area every fall. I love planting the bases of these fourteen locust trees with yellow mums for a very cheery all yellow effect. They aren’t out yet….but just wait — and the side planters the whole way down this courtyard (20 of them) are all oranges (orange osteospermum, orange celosia, and orange mums, with pennesetum hamlin)– so pretty. We will try to show you that in the update.
Happy Fall!! — The colors are starting to change here – I think the beauty of New England will be in full swing by next weekend if you are planning a leaf peeping visit!
images by Emily Slezak