I love lupines — deer and rabbits don't! Just remember to replant every couple of years because they're kind of short lived.

I love lupines — deer and rabbits don't! Just remember to replant every couple of years because they're kind of short lived.

Allium, Rosenbachianum Mix  Large globes that are the earliest to flower.  This is a brilliant mix for the beginner bulb gardener. Easy to grow and rare, these alliums produce 5" globes of star-shaped flower heads in purple, white and blue.    lifecycle: Perennial     Zone: 4-8     Uses: Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers     Sun: Full Sun     Height: 2-3  feet    Spread: 2-3  inches

Allium, Rosenbachianum Mix Large globes that are the earliest to flower. This is a brilliant mix for the beginner bulb gardener. Easy to grow and rare, these alliums produce 5" globes of star-shaped flower heads in purple, white and blue. lifecycle: Perennial Zone: 4-8 Uses: Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers Sun: Full Sun Height: 2-3 feet Spread: 2-3 inches

Dragon Heart Geranium, from Dutch Gardens. 18 to 24" tall. Perennial (zones 5-8). Loose habit. Sun to partial sun.

Dragon Heart Geranium, from Dutch Gardens. 18 to 24" tall. Perennial (zones 5-8). Loose habit. Sun to partial sun.

Hosta is, without a doubt, the most popular, most-used and well-known perennial for part-shade to full shade and is especially well-suited for sun-dappled, shady gardens that receive regular moisture.

Hosta is, without a doubt, the most popular, most-used and well-known perennial for part-shade to full shade and is especially well-suited for sun-dappled, shady gardens that receive regular moisture.

Salvia sylvestris May Night (Sage) - perennial 1.5' x 1.5', blooms all summer, spikes of deep violet-blue flowers, full sun, drought tolerant. Planted by driveway 5/2013 (HD) [great plant, stayed in bloom all summer, will plant more, but it does attract a LOT of bees, so keep away from patio areas, would plant again] (Cut back to ground in winter, but was grown back and blooming again by March)

Salvia sylvestris May Night (Sage) - perennial 1.5' x 1.5', blooms all summer, spikes of deep violet-blue flowers, full sun, drought tolerant. Planted by driveway 5/2013 (HD) [great plant, stayed in bloom all summer, will plant more, but it does attract a LOT of bees, so keep away from patio areas, would plant again] (Cut back to ground in winter, but was grown back and blooming again by March)

Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata - these grow along the storm runoff creek in our neighborhood, love them

Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata - these grow along the storm runoff creek in our neighborhood, love them

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