Columbine or aquilegia is a herbaceous perennial that is drought tolerant (once established) and self-seeds if not deadheaded. The plant grows to 2' tall when in bloom and blooms late spring-early summer. Flowers come in a variety of colors. Grow in part shade. Best in rock and woodland gardens and as edging plants. Zones 3-9
Perennial Geranium Also called cranesbill for the shape of its seedpods, perennial geranium makes a great groundcover on sites with clay soil. It grows in full sun to part shade, and blooms profusely in spring. Some varieties continue to bloom throughout the summer. Many develop wonderful fall color to boot. Name: Geranium selections Zones: 3-9
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Perennial Sage Hybrid perennial sage, a relative of the herb garden favorite, combines 18-inch spikes of blue, purple, or white flowers with attractive gray-green foliage. Plant sage in the front or middle of the border in a sunny spot. The variety shown here, 'May Night', is both cold-hardy and showy.
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The Clematis Florida Sieboldii produces striking 3" flowers with pure white outer petals and purple center with petal-like clusters. This clematis grows 6-10' tall and blooms in late summer. Full sun to part shade. Zones 7-11
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Name: Echinacea 'Julia' 'Julia' is a pumpkin-color coneflower that grows just 15 to 18 inches tall. It starts flowering in early summer and cranks out bloom after bloom all season. Heat- and drought-tolerant coneflower is a must-have for the gardener interested in a low-maintenance landscape. Growing Conditions: Full sun Size: To 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide Zones: 5-9 Grow It With: Coreopsis Source: greatgardenplants...
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Coneflower 'Hot Coral' Echinachea - Bright coral-orange flowers that bloom all summer long. Excellent cut flower Height 24" Zones 3-8
Echinacea 'Sombrero Hot Coral' plant in 13cm pot. Coneflower
A June view of the stepping stone path and the low alpine perennials surrounding and softening the path. I used Ajuga, Lobelia, Dwarf Iris, Creeping Phlox, Thyme and Forget me Nots. This garden design project is located in Warwick Grove, New York.
A nice looking lean-to tool shed.
Repurposed pallet walkway or garden border
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Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage