The poem, Ode to Autumn by John Keats mentions the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. We can grow these plants to provide colour when others are dying down after flowering.
A hedge of thorny evergreen pyracantha will keep out unwanted visitors.
A walk past local gardens is abundant with berries and changing colour.
Evergreen cotoneaster will hide an outdoor eyesore such as an external drain or pipe.
The vibrancy of autumn prepares us for the cosiness of being indoors when outside it can be cold and wet.
A snowberry bush or symphoricarpos will add decoration to a sunny or partially shaded site.