Climbing hydrangea vine: Hydrangea anomala petiolaris is one of the best of the ornamental vines and useful because it will grow and flower even in a northern exposure. This is a large heavy vine that requires a very sturdy support. Though deciduous, it's reddish brown, peeling bark is attractive in the winter. Blooms in early summer and can reach 50' tall in sun or shade. Zones 4-8
Enjoy hydrangeas year-round by drying them! Pick flowers mid to late summer, cut the stems, and place them in a sunny spot in your home for one to two weeks. You will then have beautiful air-dried hydrangeas to use for flower arrangements or other diy flower decor!
peonies, sage, & catmint // Great Gardens & Ideas // Peonies make beautiful cut flowers and when the "bushes" are mature, grow lots of flowers with nicely spaced blooming since you always have mature flowers and blooms at the same time
Vitex tree, or Chaste tree. It is a deciduous shrub that is commonly trimmed into a small tree. This fast growing shrub gets to an average size of 15′ high by 15′ wide. This sun loving shrub will bloom all summer long until early fall. Normal bloom times in North Texas are from May to September. It is a well adapted plant for most landscapes in Texas, but loves well drained soil and needs full sun to get the best blooms. The most common bloom color is lavender, but there are some pink and…