Perennials for Fall Color

Maples, serviceberries, and oaks are classics for their vibrant late season color, but don’t stop at trees when planning your fall landscape. For a fall garden that glows from the ground up, plant some of our favorite perennials for fall color.

Perennials for Great Fall Color  

Coral Bells and Foam Flowers Heucheras, Heucherellas, and Tiarellas are workhorses when it comes to color. Amazing hues throughout the season intensify on many varieties as the weather cools down. Coral bells are also great for long-lasting fall containers because they can sustain frosts with aplomb. Charming combined with ornamental kale and mums or in a container all on their own! 

Coral bells have fantastic fall color

Sedum Many varieties of sedum are at their peak at the end of the season. Their flowers cover the spectrum from bright magenta to soft pink and habits span the gamut from mounded ground cover to tall and upright. The faded flowers add interest well into winter after the fall blooms are done. Because of sedum’s late bloom time, it makes an excellent choice for pollinator gardens too!

Autumn Joy Sedum in September

Grasses Many grasses show us their true ornamental value late in the season, so they make some of the best perennials for fall color. Vibrant yellow-orange switch grass and deep burgundy bluestem standout in a landscape that has lost it’s summer pizzazz. Along with great color, interesting seed heads feed winter birds and tall blades sway in the breeze for a fantastic fall feel. 

Northwind switch grass fall color

Hardy Geraniums Hardy geraniums display a gorgeous array of fall colors. Imagine a carpet of autumnal foliage under a golden sugar maple or tucked around evergreens. In addition to their great fall color, hardy geraniums are undemanding perennials to grow. Many have flexible sun requirements and flower on and off throughout the season. Blue, pink, and purple blooms are complemented by pleasantly aromatic foliage on certain varieties.

Got your fall color perennials covered? Check out our blog on shrubs for fall color and complete your fall landscape! 



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Categories: Businesses

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra promises one last summer frolic

Northfield News - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 5:18pm
The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra (CVRO) has a bit of an impromptu concert up its sleeve.
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Student View: Promoting COVID vaccinations with Interfaith Youth Core

St. Olaf College - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 3:47pm
Nursing student Tenzing Sakya ‘22 faced challenges throughout the pandemic that motivated her to help get the Ole community vaccinated.
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Council looking at preliminary tax levy; Hispanic Heritage Celebration ‘for everyone’

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 12:02pm
by Rich Larson As the 2022 Northfield budget slowly begins to take shape, City Administrator Ben Martig said a key deadline is on the horizon at the end of the month that will give Northfielders an idea of what things will look like next year.  The city council is required by state statute to set

Steve Underdahl provides Northfield Hospital Covid update

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 9:35am
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Police Chief Mark Elliott on DJJD celebration and “Lights On” Program

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 8:44am
Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott reviews the Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration, talks about the “Lights On” Program implemented by the Northfield Police Department recently, and more.

City considering tax levy hike of 12 to 16% for 2022

Northfield News - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 4:56pm
The Northfield City Council is considering a range of potential property tax increases: from 12% to 16% over the existing levy amount.
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Board OKs $1.65M for 109 acres to house safety center, possibly housing and industry

Northfield News - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 3:44pm
A first look at drawings for a new Rice County Public Safety Center is still weeks away, but the planned center now has a home on Faribault’s north side.
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Dunn announces retirement; Hillmann pleased with direction of new school year; Council discusses potential water treatment process

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 12:02pm
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National Security This Week with retired Army Lt Gen Joseph DiSalvo, (US Southern Command), 9-15-21

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 9:53am
Host Jon Olson talks with retired US Army Lieutenant General Joseph DiSalvo, the former Deputy Commander of U.S. Southern Command. They discuss the current state of affairs for SOUTHCOM, regional challenges, and opportunities in the region in support of American national security interests.

Accomplished doctor working to support women in medicine

Northfield News - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 9:45am
A former Northfield High School tennis and golf standout is now working on the frontlines of the COVID epidemic at Massachusetts General for Harvard University.
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Downtown flood study informational meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 9:29am
Event date: September 15, 2021
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Anika Rychner and Brent Nystrom on Rotary 4-Way Taste Summer Fest

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 8:42am
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Ben Martig recaps City Council Work Session

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 8:31am
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Prairie Island EIS Scoping Mtg Announced

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 4:49pm

Xcel wants to change the casks it uses at Prairie Island, and the Dept. of Commerce – EERA will put together a supplemental EIS.


EERA has scheduled meetings and why? This is THE opportunity to let the know what you think should be included in this supplemental EIS (it’s building on the earlier one when they expanded storage back circa 2008-2009):

Here’s the schedule for the environmental side (separate from the substantive side). As you can see, they’re running about a month behind.

Not much has been filed in this docket so far:

20214-173680-01_Request-for-Change-in-Spent-Fuel-Storage-TechnologyDownload 20215-174578-01_Commerce-EERA CommentDownload 20215-174604-01_Commerce-DER CommentDownload 20216-174671-01_DeepGeo CommentDownload 20216-175153-01_Xcel_Reply CommentDownload 20219-177896-01_Overland_Late-Filed Comment_Dry CaskDownload 20216-175141-01_Commerce-EERA Kirsch_EISDownload
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4th annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration slated for Saturday

Northfield News - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 4:42pm
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City Council Public Listening Session in Regards to the Proposed Kraewood Addition

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 4:17pm
Event date: September 20, 2021
Event Time: 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
500 Lincoln Parkway
Northfield, MN 55057

City Council Public Listening Session in Regards to the Proposed Kraewood Addition

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 3:47pm
Event date: September 20, 2021
Event Time: 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
500 Lincoln Parkway
Northfield, MN 55057

More Nuclear Storage at Monticello???

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 3:27pm

Whatever for? We’ll find out. In essence, Xcel wants to extend the life of the plant past 2030, and to “continue operations of MNGP through the year 2040. So it’s more than “storage,” it’s the opportunity to keep that nuclear plant running. It’s the same GE design as Fukushima-Daiichi!

There’s a Comment period starting TODAY on Completeness of their application:

To know whether the application is complete, you’ll have to check it out:

20219-177630-01_CoverDownload 20219-177630-02-1_Initial Filing_Exec SummaryDownload 20219-177630-03_Inital Filing_Chapters-1-4Download 20219-177630-04_Initial Filing_Chapters-5-7Download 20219-177630-05_Initial Filing_Chapter-8Download 20219-177630-06_Initial Filing_Chapters-9-10Download 20219-177630-07_Initial Filing_Chapter-11-Part-1Download 20219-177630-08_Initial Filing_Chapter-11-Part-2Download 20219-177630-09_Initial Filing_Chapters-12-14Download 20219-177630-10_Initial Filing_Appendix-A-DDownload

To file comments:

For more info, subscribe to the docket, and in your comments, ask to be added to the service to get everything that’s filed:

Happy reading!

Categories: Citizens

GALLERY: YMCA holds annual Healthy Kids Day

Northfield News - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 3:15pm
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