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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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Photo 5 of 9Keep gardening in mind when you celebrate football season.

Fall Flowers and Foliage(5 of 9)

What do Mexican sunflower, Gaillardia 'Fanfare', ageratum and Heuchera 'Obsidian' have to do with football? Everything if your favorite team's colors are orange, red, blue or black. Kick off the fall season with a bit of team spirit in your garden. Let your neighbors know who you're rooting for with a color display of your favorite football team's colors. From flowers and foliage to fruit and fall color, nature can help you support your team.

Tip: Create an easy and colorful arrangement by clipping your favorite coleus (in team colors, of course). Stay in theme by arranging cuttings in a team glass or watertight helmet—change water frequently. Not only do you have an impromptu indoor bouquet for the tailgating table, but you'll get a head start on rooting cuttings for next season's garden.

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