It's been a pretty mild fall, particularly in the Midwest, so there's still time to get some loveliness into the ground before winter gets here. Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow, has a few suggestions.
- Pansies and violas: they're not just for spring! These beautiful low plants love cool weather and will put an unexpected splash of color in your yard.
- Bear in mind these plants are functioning as short-term annuals. Don't expect them to make a comeback in the spring, unless winter decides not to show up. Unlikely.
- The old standbys, mums and asters, are good choices for fall bedding plants. Since it's late in the season, you might find a good deal at your favorite garden shop.
- Red feather reed grass is a good addition and look great with chard or kale. Put it in the back, since it's tall.