Here are my picks for this week…
Traditional perennials: daylilies
daylily blooms are long lasting with a wide variety of colours available ranging from lemon to golden yellow, peach to pink and purple to red. They are also available in a variety of height to suit all your needs.
Modern perennials: Ornamental grasses
Ornamental grasses are my “go to perennial” for hot dry areas in gardens. With many heights, colors and seed heads to choose from, you can plant several varieties. Just be sure to choose those that are suitable fir your garden’s hardiness zone or they will not survive the winter.
Shrubs: Purple smoke tree
Vines: climbing hydrangea
Hydrangea vines are slow growing, but once established look beautiful on a wall or fence. Just do not let it get into your soffits or eavestroughing as it can cause damage.
Annuals: Cleome or spiderflower
I love Cleomes (AKA spiderflowers) They come in white and several shades of pink. They look great planted in a container or in the garden in a hot dry spot.
Stay tuned for next week’s picks…