Cool evenings around a fire? All of your friends will say count us in-dress up the area with a wide array of plants in window boxes that help define the space, in addition to low laying landscape beds with lots of perennial color.
Pretty little Brown Eyes Susans. The native Brown-Eyed Susan is a common plant in Illinois, except for some counties in the southern and NW sections of the state. Habitats include black soil prairies, prairie remnants along railroads, thickets, savannas, meadows and openings in wooded areas, riverbanks, roadsides, vacant lots, and abandoned fields.