Written on October 26, 2009 at 9:39 am , by Justin W. Hancock
I love plants that do double-duty. The oakleaf hydrangea shown here, for instance, is a great example. It has big clusters of white flowers in summer. Now in fall the leaves are turning an amazing shade of ruby-red.
I have it planted next to my driveway so I can enjoy the backlit effect as the setting sun shines through the leaves. Oakleaf hydrangea features peeling bark, too, kind of like birch. The stems add a nice texture rising up out of the snow in the middle of winter.
What do you grow for interest over multiple seasons? Share your comments here!
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