Even in the colder months, autumn blooms can keep your home looking lively.
Summer may be on its way out, but your flowerbeds don't have to be! Flex your green thumb this autumn with these beautiful fall flowers and plants, all of which can withstand those chilly nights ahead and bring vibrant colors to any day. While you're amping up your garden, don't forget to whomp up your curb appeal with fall porch decorating ideas and fall craft projects like wreaths, garlands, pumpkins, gourds, and containers. There are plenty of plants that can add pizzazz to your yard from that Indian summer through winter's first chill. You’ll love the purple berry-covered beautyberry (which undoubtedly lives up to its name), bright sunflower lookalikes heliopsis, and butterfly-attracting heleniums. Looking for stems that feel more seasonally appropriate? Not a problem. Instead, opt for the steely silver dusty miller, or plant the white sweet autumn clematis in your garden for a fresh new flower whose sweet vanilla scent smells just as good as it looks. Better yet, you can also use fall to step up your farm-to-table game, thanks to durable herbs like parsley and fresh rosemary. Don’t retire your gardening tools just yet, because these fall blooms absolutely need to make an appearance outside your home this year. Your landscape will love you, your neighbors will envy you, and you'll get to reap the rewards of your planting all fall long.