There are so many options in annuals and perennials. Let UT Extension help you select the best beautiful and functional annuals and perennials for your own landscape, porch or patio!
First, check this interactive map to find your own climate zone: USDA interactive hardiness zone map
UT publication for selecting annuals: https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/W874-A.pdf
UT publication for selecting perennials: https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/W874-B.pdf
The UT Gardens website: https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/default.aspx