Bigroot Geranium One of the toughest plants in the shade garden, bigroot geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum) doesn't mind heat or drought. And, deer and rabbits typically pass it by in search of tastier morsels. This plant puts on a spring show with pink or white flowers; some varieties also offer outstanding fall coloration in their woodsy-scented foliage. Bigroot geranium is hardy in Zones 4-8 and grows 2 feet tall. Top Picks: 'Album' offers white flowers; 'Ingwersen's Variety' offers clear pink flowers; 'Variegatum' has purple-pink flowers and white-variegated leaves
Echibeckia 'Summerina'A breakthrough in plant breeding, 'Summerina' echibeckia is actually a cross between rudbeckia and echinacea, showcasing the best qualities of both parents. It has bold, upward facing, daisylike flowers that are produced on hardy plants that grow bigger and better each year. 'Summerina' is available in three different color varieties 'Summerina Orange', 'Summerina Yellow', and 'Summerina Brown'.
How to Prevent Weeds with Herbs Growing dainty, fragrant herbs in the crevices of paths and walls prevents weeds and adds whimsy to your yard or garden.