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This waterwise perennial planting combination for a full sun garden provides long-lasting summer-into-fall blooms, fragrance and is a magnet for hummingbirds, bees and pollinators. Sedum x 'Autumn Joy' (stonecrop), Agastache 'Apricot Sunrise' (giant hyssop) and Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot'. The harmonious color scheme, diverse bloom shapes and textures make for a pleasing combination. Many more planting combination recipes can be found on the

from Better Homes and Gardens

Beginner Garden for Full Sun

Beginner Perrenial Garden for Full Sun (with flowers to bloom from spring to fall)


These plants thrive in hot, dry conditions, and will fill your yard with color over the entire summer! All plants shown in diagram below. Planting Instructions and Garden Plan included. Zones 5-8. Full Sun to Partial Shade. 1 Garden (16 prime-quality plants) - See more at:


About Perennial Plants..... Sun Loving, Attracting Butterflies, Attracting Hummingbirds, Moisture Retentive, Drought Tolerant, Cut flowers, Longest Bloomers and Fall Bloomers


Endless Bloom Perennial Garden A - 1 Purple Coneflower B - 3 Fiesta Daisy C - 3 Cushion Mum Mix D - 3 Shasta Daisy E - 1 Crimson Coral Bells F - 3 Barlow Columbine Mix G - 3 Snow in Summer H - 2 Crazy Shasta Daisy I - 3 Mixed Lupines J - 3 Hardy English Primrose K - 1 Stella de Oro Dwarf Daylily L - 3 Double Hollyhocks M - 1 Painted Daisy

from Better Homes and Gardens

No-Fuss Sun-Loving Garden Plan

Butterfly Garden. Hint: Butterfly bushes spread like crazy, underground. I have a lot of butterfly bushes in my garden, and all of them came from digging up little ones that have spread from my mother's butterfly bush in her front yard. Now mine spread at my own house!