Four o'Clocks, an easy-to-grow flower that attracts hummingbirds & butterflies. I have collected perfume for 20+ years, but this is still my favorite fragrance on EARTH. Amazing how such a nondescript-looking flower can pack such an extraordinary scent...they only open in late afternoon, so plant them where you usually sit/relax at that time, or you'll miss the redolence. Otherworldly.
Potentilla By the time many other flowering shrubs' colorful show is all but a memory, potentilla is just beginning its long flowering season. It's a sure winner because its blooms will last until the first hard frost. Tolerant of heat, drought, clay and sandy soils, potentillas create a lasting impression.(Birds and Blooms)
Birds & Blooms Top 10 Drought Tolerant Plants include blanketflower, like those shown here, along with poppies and lavender. Get the rest on our website!
Top 10 Plants for Hummingbirds Top 10 Berries for Birds Top 10 Groundcovers Top 10 Fall Color Plants The secret to attracting hummingbirds to your backyard is simple-start by growing the flowers that flying jewels can't resist. Take a look at these Top 10 favorites. plant database Photo: RDA GID Bee balm If you want to start a hummingbird and butterfly garden, this easy-to-grow perennial is a good selection.
Birds & Blooms Top 10 Berries for Birds, including cherry, hackberry, and winterberry (shown here). Click through for the rest!
Top 10 Best Climbing Plants Once established this morning glory vine grows 3 to 5 inches a day
A guide to hardy plants for multiple zones with tips and ideas for a successful perennial garden. by O N Sutton Place