Replace warm season colors with cool season colors

Nov 5, 2016

Credit LSU AgCenter

Flower beds in our landscapes can stay colorful and attractive here. We put up with a ridiculously long and hot summer season, but we're compensated for this with a relatively mild winter.

Because our winters are so mild, we can plant colorful blooming bedding plants that will bloom from fall, through the winter, and into spring.

We use warm season bedding plants to provide color during the summer because the stand up to hot temperatures. Unfortunately, they won't take the cold, so during the winter, they will die during a hard freeze.

This time of the year, we remove our warm season bedding plants and replace them with cool season bedding plants.