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Coneflowers (Echinacea)

Zinnias, the most spectacular summer flowers.

Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. It spreads and is a wonderful addition to flower beds. Great contrast color to plants and flowers.

Coneflower 'Twilight', 'Echinacea

Poker Primrose. Poker Primrose grows as a perennial and is a flower. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Coneflower

Zebra Hollyhocks are perennials that bloom all summer long. They are easy to grow, self seed, are drought tolerant, and attract butterflies. They grow in sun to part shade and get 2-4' tall. Great for perennial beds, cottage gardens, borders, and rock gardens. Zones 4-8

One of our favorite shade perennials is now blooming! Tiarella has unique foliage and looks stunning while in bloom!

Romantic Foxglove produces flowers in shades of purple, pink, and white. More plants for cottage gardens: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/styles/best-plants-for-cottage-gardens/?socsrc=bhgpin061912#page=8

Lemongrass: Repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. Plant in pots and place on your porch or patio.

Coreopsis 'Mango Punch'...Easy to Grow Perennial, that's Long Blooming and Attracts Butterflies

Amethyst flower - What to Plant in the Shade - Sunset Mobile

zinnias, they are the champion of summer. They never disappoint. I will use more next year. Right after petunias they are the biggest bang for your buck. Just don't plant too early they do not like cool nights. Planning for next year!!!!

20 plants to brighten your shade garden. Annuals, perennials and herbs for shady places.

#20 Best Year Round Perennial Flowers !! unfussy, long-lived plants pump out beautiful foliage and flowers year after year !

20+ Plants-that-attract-Butterflies

20 perennial flowers

In the garden, Epson salts is a “boost” for your plants. The magnesium in the salts is used by plants for photosynthesis. And as a fertilizer, it will help to increase flower and fruit production. Mix 2 tbsp into 1 gallon of water and use it to revive a Peace Lily or other houseplants. Water with it when transplanting tomatoes or peppers and then sprinkle a spoonful around the plants when they begin to flower. Spray the foliage of roses or sprinkle a little around the base of your plants.

who needs flowers when you can get this much colour in the foliage itself??? Rhoeo Strike Me Pink