Angelonia Serena – a tough plant that blooms all summer long with blooms that resemble a snapdragon. Angelonia loves the hot, dry conditions of summer, are resistant to disease, & make great cut flowers. They are compact enough for both container and border plantings. If you are searching for a prolific blooming, hot weather (but humid tolerant) plant, give Angelonia a whirl.
Tulips, crocus, hyacinth, daffodils...Place bulbs shoulder to shoulder across the surface of the soil, leaving no space between them. top off with more potting soil so the bulbs are just slightly below the surface. Water each container thoroughly. finish with a layer of mulch. Leave pots outdoors for winter chilling. The more exposure to cold the better they’ll bloom.
Smoke bush: red/purple in spring, deep purple in summer, red/orange in fall. Drought tolerant. Most widely known for its large billowing summer blooms that have a puffy cloud-like or "smoky" appearance.
Lilac There's no sweeter spring fragrance than the blooms of this cottage-garden favorite. Lilac varieties come in all shapes and sizes, from dwarf shrubs to taller trees. One tip: The lilac blooms on old wood, so hold off on pruning until right after the same year's flowering is finished.