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Butterfly Bush and other Top Plants for Your Butterfly Garden

Butterfly garden -Anise Hyssop-There are lots of reasons to grow anise hyssop: It's super heat and drought tolerant, deer and rabbits leave it alone, it blooms for weeks in late summer, and butterflies love it. Plus it's a great cut flower. Name: Agastache foeniculum Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide Zones: 4-10

Judd Viburnum - Full sun deciduous shrub - 6-8' tall and wide. Fragrant white flowers blooming the spring

Alchemilla mollis ‘Select’ "Lady's Mantle": for the shade garden , this is one tough-as-nails, clay-tolerant cookie, Lovely dense mounds of velvety apple green scalloped leaves that make just about the easiest, most reliable edger for shade. Water droplets bead up. About 1' tall in bloom and 1.5' across, I grow it in front of the shade-providing taller sun shrubs as well. If it ever looks tired, just shear it back hard and you'll have fresh new growth lickety split! Deer resistant.

Climbing Hydrangea. I could sit at that window every morning for the rest of my life with a cup of tea or coffee and never complain.

Shade plants - Lamium and Hosta. Lamium is a groundcover that can fill a bed in one or two seasons. It bears pink or purple flowers.

Pic: Beautiful shade garden. From the garden paths board

The Daily Southfrom The Daily South

10 Plants You Should Never Prune in Fall

Plants You Should Never Prune in the Fall - Azalea, Flowering cherry, peach, plum, pear, crabapple, Forsythia, Lilac, Loropetalum, Oakleaf hydrangea, Rhododendron, Saucer or star magnolia, Spirea, Viburnum