Spice up your autumn garden with warm hues, berry-bursting blooms and fragrant foliage. It’s the coziest backdrop for enjoying your preferred pumpkin-spiced beverage outdoors.
Fall in South Texas always warms my heart with its beautiful weather and exhilarating snout butterfly explosions — it’s the perfect backdrop for enjoying the outdoors with a pumpkin-spiced drink in hand!
And creating fall vibes in your garden is as easy as warming up the color palette. Keep the fall vibes going with these simple tips.
Suffused with autumn color
Saturate your garden with perennial flowers in classic fall colors such as warm reds, oranges and yellow for a natural display of autumn beauty. Selecting analogous or adjacent hues on the color wheel creates a harmonious effect, ideal for an autumn ambiance. Plant predominantly the middle color when you choose three adjacent hues.
Plan for long-lasting color by using the seasonal stars filter in the Find a Plant section.
Fall focal points
Classy grasses, bright bunches of berries and striking seed heads remind us it is harvest time in the natural world. Choose standout species to create a focal point for your garden and food for wildlife.
Leave your leaves
Gather your leaves into your garden beds for a fall look – after jumping in the leaf pile, of course! The leaves will help protect plant roots, increase water absorption and create a cozy blanket for critters as nighttime temperatures cool, then return nutrients to the soil as they decompose.