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With shorter days, lighting becomes even more important. And what is more warming than candlelight - and lots of it! (Just keep the flame covered.)
While many flowers are on their way out, there are still plenty of beautiful fall colors - and we're not just talking mums. Many flowers last until first frost (sedum, lavendar and coneflowers), as do many beautiful variegated foliage plans (coleus). So change those pots with dead flowers to plants that will have color through a lot of the fall. And keep cutting the blooms to make bouquets for inside and out.
Cost Plus World Market (a great place to buy inexpensive home decor items.
I know it can be tempting to jump right into fall, but be patient. We'll have plenty of time for that in October!