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Extend Your Outdoor Living

With the temperatures cooling down, we show you how to extend the season with our kick-off to fall entertaining and gardening.

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Cool Plants for Fall(1 of 9)

It's not all bad that summer is winding down: Take advantage of cooler weather (and possibly fewer bugs), and make this September one to remember—outdoors.

True, mums and pansies are natural choices for chillier nighttime temperatures, but are there are colorful alternatives. Try Osteospermum 'Soprano Purple,' cuphea, Mexican bush sage or pot marigold, and that's only the beginning.

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