Just because the weather is turning cooler doesn’t mean your flower beds have to be cold and lifeless. There are many beautiful flowers you can plant to add color this fall and not just pansies and mums.
Geraniums come in a variety of colors and they root easily from cuttings. Before the first freeze, they can be dug up and brought inside where they can continue to grow and thrive until the temperatures warm up.
Sweet Alyssum does well in cooler temperatures and looks great planted in masses for edging flower beds. These hardy plants require little to no maintenance which is one of the reasons they are so popular.
Dusty Miller is silvery-gray with a fern-like appearance. This perennial makes an excellent border and it is resistant to insects and disease.
Marigolds are another flower that will bloom until the first frost. This makes it an excellent plant for autumn landscape decor. Marigolds also have been known to deter deer and rabbits which makes it a popular flower to plant in your vegetable beds.
In the South, our autumns tend to be mild so why not plant some pretty fall annuals and enjoy the color for a few more months?