Fall for foliage
Include plants with variegated and colorful foliage to give seasonlong color to your landscape. A burgundy-tinted leaf doesn't fade like a flower blossom; it lingers all season. Some plants, such as ornamental grasses and red-twig dogwood, also provide visual interest even through a long Midwest winter. At left, hostas, ferns and other shade-loving plants lend lush foliage.