TCool Climate Gardening

A home garden doesn't have to go into hibernation just because the cooler weather has arrived. Plant lovers can ensure their yards are full of life even when the mercury drops.

There are a number of plants that thrive in the cooler weather. With proper shelter, some others can do quite well, too.

* Ornamental cabbage

* Ornamental kale

* Snapdragons

* Dusty Miller

* Asters

* Calendulas

* Larkspur

* Chrysanthemum

* Dianthus

* Coral Bells

* Licorice Plant

* Ivy

* Pansies

* Violas

* Hens-and-Chicks

* Strawflower

* Primrose

* Forget-Me-Not

* Shirley Poppies

There are a number of off-season produce plants that can actually be grown and harvested during the times when a garden would normally be dormant.

* Peas

* Radishes

* Kale

* Broccoli

* Brussels Sprouts

* Cabbage

* Onions

* Beets

* Turnips

* Swiss Chard