The finely cut, fernlike foliage of dropwort is topped with 6-inch clusters of pink-tinted white flowers from early to midsummer.
Ornamental grasses are popular--and justifiably so.
In spring the cushion spurge is a welcome, early splash of sunshine with its vivid citron color.
From midsummer to frost, count on dahlias to provide lavish blooms.
Daylilies are just the ticket if you want a perennial that's hardy, easy-care, and lavish with color in midsummer.
A favorite for sunny, water-scarce gardens, catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) toughs it out during hot summer weather and dry spells.
It's not the flower but the irresistible foliage of coleus that catches your eye.
The bright red of cardinal flower looks like someone pricked summer and made it bleed at the edges.
Carolina jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is an ornamental climber that will readily romp up and over arbors, trellises, and even bushes and tree trunks.
Carpet bugleweed is one of the most common and successful ground covers.