Dwarf, compact varieties don't need staking, and flowers such as coreopsis, euphorbia, and hellebore have long bloom seasons

Peppermint Ice Hellebores.

Blooming

Kingston Cardinal Hellebore

Hellebore ‘Painted Doubles

Winter Thriller Irish Ruffles Hellebore

Helleborus 'Amber Gem' ...

Helleborus 'Potters Wheel'

Hellebore, Winter Bells

Lenten Rose Onyx Odyssey, Helleborus Winter Jewels

Helleborus Winter Jewels Harlequin Gem

Helleborus Golden Lotus - beautiful!

*PEONY ~ with double blooms in layers of soft pink and cream, This is beautiful.

Beautiful dahlias produce blooms in nearly every color of the rainbow! More of the best summer bulbs: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/bulbs/summer-bulbs/

lovely idea to keep dogs out of the garden!! Garden Border Fencing - Decorative Edging with Flowers, Set of 3

A double Hellebore. Beautiful! (Double Ellen Picotee)