Use these often-overlooked plants to infuse your garden with magnificent fall color.
Growing up back East, I learned that the recipe for brilliant fall foliage color combines warm days, cool nights, and plenty of sunshine -- and that is typical autumn weather in the Mountain West. Only severe drought or an extreme cold snap can put out our region's autumnal fireworks. Come winter, a plethora of snow-sprinkled evergreens makes the often interminable winters a bit more bearable for those of us more inclined to digging than skiing. Here are a few treasures that deserve to be grown more: