Despite how much you might want to, you really cannot just plant whatever plants or flowers you want whenever you want to. In the DFW area, for example, you need to focus your attention on planting plants and flowers that are known to do well in Southern gardens. Here are some of the better plants and flowers for you to choose from.
Helen's Flower is a daisy and it is perfect if you are a person who likes warm autumn colors. The daisy is a perfect blend of red, gold, and orange. It is also very easy to grow as long as you give it plenty of water and lots of light.
Northern Sea Oats
Northern Sea Oats is a type of ornate grass that perfectly complements any garden or landscaping. This is a plant that likes to spread, so it needs lots of room to grow. What people really like about Northern Sea Oats is the fact that it even grows really well in the shade. It does not have to be in direct sunlight all of the time.
Bee Balms are extremely popular for people who like seeing hummingbirds and butterflies as they are a huge magnet for them. The flower does have a very strong and distinct aroma which is perfect if you are planting somewhere that deer and rabbits like to frequent. The smell tends to prevent them from wanting to take a bite. They can grow to be up to four feet tall. They do need a decent amount of sunlight to grow properly.
This just begins to scratch the surface on the plethora of plants and flowers that grow perfectly in a Southern garden. Just make sure you do your homework and choose plants that also grow well in sun or shade depending on where you are doing your gardening.