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Salvias, also called sages, are some of   the most versatile plants around. Most varieties are wonderfully drought   tolerant and feature beautiful flowers with pleasantly scented, attractive   foliage. Plus, deer, bunnies, and other garden pests typically ignore the   plants. The key to success is knowing which varieties are right for your yard.   Check out some of our favorites.

A Gardener's Guide to Salvias

Salvias, also called sages, are some of the most versatile plants around. Most varieties are wonderfully drought tolerant and feature beautiful flowers with pleasantly scented, attractive foliage. Plus, deer, bunnies, and other garden pests typically ignore the plants. The key to success is knowing which varieties are right for your yard. Check out some of our favorites.

This is kent oregano. It's not only a wonderful herb but also a favorite of hummingbirds.

This is kent oregano. It's not only a wonderful herb but also a favorite of hummingbirds.

Bee Balm-my favorite plant of the year! It grows over 6 feet tall, smells great, self seeds and attracts hummingbirds like crazy! Did you know hummingbirds chirp? You will after you plant this!

Bee Balm-my favorite plant of the year! It grows over 6 feet tall, smells great, self seeds and attracts hummingbirds like crazy! Did you know hummingbirds chirp? You will after you plant this!

Bishop’s Weed The most famous aspect of bishop’s weed is how fast it grows. Unless it’s in a contained space, this ground cover will spread rapidly. It can be planted in large or small spaces and adds a nice calming color to your yard.

12 Most Resilient Ground Covers For Your Yard

Bishop’s Weed The most famous aspect of bishop’s weed is how fast it grows. Unless it’s in a contained space, this ground cover will spread rapidly. It can be planted in large or small spaces and adds a nice calming color to your yard.

Add some lavender to your yard — it's practically indestructible, genuinely deer-resistant, and comes in beautiful hues. #Gardening

13 Plants That Give You More Bang for Your Buck

Add some lavender to your yard — it's practically indestructible, genuinely deer-resistant, and comes in beautiful hues. #Gardening

Sweet Alyssum planted with potatoes, broccoli, beans, corn, and eggplant will attract predatory wasps and hoverflies, which devour aphids. | Photo: Blickwinkel/Alamy | thisoldhouse.com

Best Plants for a Healthy, Organic Garden

Sweet Alyssum planted with potatoes, broccoli, beans, corn, and eggplant will attract predatory wasps and hoverflies, which devour aphids. | Photo: Blickwinkel/Alamy | thisoldhouse.com

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