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Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that won’t fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought and insect resistant, and t...

Muhley Grass - tidy clumps of fine blue foliage that explode into airy pinkish blooms in late summer. Stunning and drought tolerant.

some think the Katsura tree smells like caramel or cotton candy when it loses it's leaves in the fall. Besides being wonderful to smell in the fall, the Katsura sports a lovely blend of orange-, raspberry- and apricot-coloured leaves. In the spring Katsura has reddish-purple new growth, in summer it sports heart-shaped blue-green leaves and in winter the gray, slightly exfoliating bark lends interest.

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32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Plant some ornamental Kochia Scoparia grass. It’s a a hardy and drought-tolerant foliage plant that germinates super fast. They start out green but turn a pretty red color once it starts to get colder.

Silver garden. Ornamental grasses, silver pony foot.

Blue Fescue: Always a Star - garden by Jan Johnsen, Johnsen Landscapes & Pools