Alliums for the flower garden. How to grow alliums, what variety to choose. Hardy. Easy. Not susceptible to any serious plant diseases or pests and even ornamental alliums are deer and rodent resistant because they are technically members of the onion family.

Alliums for the flower garden. How to grow alliums, what variety to choose. Hardy. Easy. Not susceptible to any serious plant diseases or pests and even ornamental alliums are deer and rodent resistant because they are technically members of the onion family.

Coneflower: Tough as nails and deer-resistant. More tips for Midwest plants: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/ideas/25-top-easy-care-plants-for-midwest-gardens/page/21/0

Coneflower: Tough as nails and deer-resistant. More tips for Midwest plants: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/ideas/25-top-easy-care-plants-for-midwest-gardens/page/21/0

Purple Coneflower        This perennial is as charming as it is tough; plant purple coneflower in virtually any sunny spot and it'll bloom all summer and into fall. Plus, coneflower's lavender, white, pink, yellow, orange, or green daisy-shape blooms look great in any design style, especially country or cottage gardens.        Plant Name: Echinacea purpurea        Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil        Size: To 4 feet tall and wide        Grow it with: Add contrasting…

Purple Coneflower This perennial is as charming as it is tough; plant purple coneflower in virtually any sunny spot and it'll bloom all summer and into fall. Plus, coneflower's lavender, white, pink, yellow, orange, or green daisy-shape blooms look great in any design style, especially country or cottage gardens. Plant Name: Echinacea purpurea Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall and wide Grow it with: Add contrasting…

Deer resistant flowers: Achillea, Cherries Jubilee. Flowered mix in shades of bright reds, roses and violets. The bloom time is extended, and it makes an excellent cut flower.   Perennial. Full Sun. Height: 24-28  in.  Bloom Season: Spring, Summer.

Deer resistant flowers: Achillea, Cherries Jubilee. Flowered mix in shades of bright reds, roses and violets. The bloom time is extended, and it makes an excellent cut flower. Perennial. Full Sun. Height: 24-28 in. Bloom Season: Spring, Summer.

Nepeta (Walker's Low Catmint) Love this plant.  Bees love it, smells great, kitties love it, spreads easily, and it blooms all summer!

Nepeta (Walker's Low Catmint) Love this plant. Bees love it, smells great, kitties love it, spreads easily, and it blooms all summer!

Salvia sylvestris May Night (Sage) - perennial 1.5' x 1.5', blooms all summer, spikes of deep violet-blue flowers, full sun, drought tolerant. Planted by driveway 5/2013 (HD) [great plant, stayed in bloom all summer, will plant more, but it does attract a LOT of bees, so keep away from patio areas, would plant again] (Cut back to ground in winter, but was grown back and blooming again by March)

Salvia sylvestris May Night (Sage) - perennial 1.5' x 1.5', blooms all summer, spikes of deep violet-blue flowers, full sun, drought tolerant. Planted by driveway 5/2013 (HD) [great plant, stayed in bloom all summer, will plant more, but it does attract a LOT of bees, so keep away from patio areas, would plant again] (Cut back to ground in winter, but was grown back and blooming again by March)

Yarrow is a group of Rocky Mountain native perennials that are available in many colors, ranging from yellow, to white, to red.  The plants are very drought tolerant, requiring almost no watering once established.  Fern-like, finely dissected leaves form clumps at the base of the plant, often naturalizing and spreading.  Flowers are produced on stiff, tall stalks throughout the summer.

Yarrow is a group of Rocky Mountain native perennials that are available in many colors, ranging from yellow, to white, to red. The plants are very drought tolerant, requiring almost no watering once established. Fern-like, finely dissected leaves form clumps at the base of the plant, often naturalizing and spreading. Flowers are produced on stiff, tall stalks throughout the summer.

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