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Mock Orange - Powerfully fragrant, the mock orange has pure-white double flowers that appear on this dark-green deciduous shrub in early or midsummer.

Blue Butterfly Bush - Attracts Droves of Butterflies; Prefers full to partial sun; Blossoms when most shrubs have finished flowering for the season—late summer—for a welcome flush of color.

Better Homes & Gardensfrom Better Homes & Gardens

Best Flowering Shrubs for Hedges

Flowers of Limelight hydrangea vary from pastel green in cool climates to creamy white in the South, or as summer heat progresses. In autumn the trusses may turn pink. It makes a dense, deer-resistant screen and requires no special care. Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade; moist well-drained soil Size: To 8 feet tall; 4-6 feet wide Zones: 4-9

Spirea: delicate foliage and cascading branches of white or pink spring flowers are two traits that earn this deciduous shrub its rightful place in the mixed border. A beautiful flowering companion for spring bulbs, the bridal wreath spirea is a traditional favorite. Grows up to 6' tall in full sun. Zones 5-9

Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. - Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard :)

Moss Verbena may end up being your favorite groundcover. It grows between 6 to 12 inches tall, but has a spreading capability of up to 5 feet. It's easy to grow, is drought and heat tolerant, attracts butterflies and comes in blue, purple and white flowers.

White Flower Farmfrom White Flower Farm

Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer®

Blue hydrangeas...or pink hydrangeas :)

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AzaleaEssential Southern Plant

Azalea Bush via Southern Living's Essential Southern Plant --- Already have one near the back door (northwest corner of house). Not sure if it's pink or orange, but it's small enough to transplant... Move to rear pet flower bed?

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Top 10 trees for small spaces

Crape myrtle: signature plant for many hot summer regions. Can be trained as a tree or shrub, easy to grow!

Plan for the future when you are old and cannot do gardening (or you are lazy right now, but like nice exteriors. This is the easiest scenario: Hydrangeas and Hostas..


Living Fence Plants and Ideas

Living Fence Plants, Bushes, Shrubs and Flower Ideas. Great Landscape Tips and tricks and yard design ideas.

~Endless Summer Blushing Bride' Hydrangea Blooms All Summer Like the original 'Endless Summer' hydrangea, 'Blushing Bride' produces blooms throughout the season on both new and old stems. The pure white flowers measure up to 8" across and blush pink or deep blue as they mature, depending on your soil pH. Unlike most other hydrangeas, 'Blushing Bride' will bloom even if its buds have been damaged by cold the previous winter. Blooms from June to first frost Flower clusters are 4-8" across

along backyard fence ~ This is what I want to do with our yard!! So pretty...