Your thumb may not be green, but you wish your yard was. If you are looking for ways to bring a little nature to your life, one of the best ways to do so is to add some plants. But even if you have murdered more than your fair share of greenery in your lifetime, you can still enjoy the beauty that fall plants have to offer. Below are just a few plants that even you will be able to keep alive and thriving.
When you hear the name, you no doubt picture a simple, green herb. But what you actually get is a beautiful, purple, velvety bloom surrounded by gray-green foliage. It starts to flower in September, and its blooms will last until the first frost hits. And it is no small plant; it can reach up to four feet in height. Aside from trimming it as the blooms wilt, all you need to do is water it about once a week.
Often called Alabama Sunset due to its bright, chartreuse color when it first blooms, this plant turns into a pinkish red as time goes on. It is so easy to care for, you can actually start growing it in a glass of water before transplanting it to soil. And once you have planted it, all you need to do is keep the soil moist.
Like all succulents, aloe is an easy plant to care for. You only water it when the soil is dry for at least two inches below the surface. And unlike the other plants on this list, aloe also offers health benefits should you or someone in your family suffer a burn. Just be sure to sit it where no one can get hurt on its spiky leaves.
Is there a fall or year-round plant that you would recommend to those of us who lack green thumbs? We want to hear about it!