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Did you know that an estimated 70 percent of first-time sales are based on curbside appeal? That’s right; it’s all about presentation. Even if you’re not a retail business, curb appeal relays a message to passers-by about the quality of your work. In an effort to drive more sales and increase profits, spice up your storefront with some of fall’s favorite plants and flowers, like ornamental peppers or flowering kale.

Whether on the doorstep of your business or home, it’s time to switch out container gardens from summer to fall now that temperatures are cooling down.

We all love our mums! Chrysanthemums are fall’s most popular flower because of the various splashes of color available. Perfectly happy in the ground or in a container, mums can withstand a wide range of temperatures and are the perfect pick-me-up for a fading summer garden.

Flowering kale, also known as flowering cabbage, adds a textured greenery and offers an appealing hardy quality, often withstanding frosty temperatures.

Aster is a favorite among hungry bees and butterflies in the autumn season. It can flower in shades of purple, pink, white, and blue, providing a burst of color in the end-of-season months.

Speaking of spicing up curb appeal, ornamental pepper plants are an attractive colorful plant to add some flavor to your storefront. Although many ornamental pepper plants have peppers for show rather than to eat, some varieties have edible–but hot–fruits.

Purple fountain grass is perfectly paired with mums and kale, accenting any arrangement with height and texture. This sun-loving, fuzzy-looking plant has autumn written all over it.

Our local member nurseries and flower shops have a variety of plants and flowers in bloom this fall and can help you select the most ideal varieties for your business, home or anywhere space. Below is a list of businesses to support locally.

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