Fresh Fall Flowers
Go for the Gold(enrod)

Goldenrod is often mistaken for ragweed because it grows alongside it. But have no fear, fall allergy sufferers -- it's not in the same family. Go ahead and add it to your sneeze-free arrangement.

Getting started early in the season means you'll have your pick of beautiful dahlias. Dahlias come in purples, reds, oranges, pinks and whites and offer ample texture to an arrangement or stand on their own quite well. Sunflowers are also usually around at the very beginning of fall.

If you're a purist, chrysanthemums -- better known as mums -- are the quintessential fall flower. Available in a handful of varieties, mums are long lasting even when they're cut. Goldenrod is a perennial with small, bright yellow flowers that looks great in a fall arrangement.