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Variegated Japanese Sedge - Monrovia zone 5-9. partial - full sun. 1' x 1'. Attractive, mounding ornamental grass with stiff lustrous green and creamy white striped blades. Evergreen perennial.

No-Mow Garden ~Variegated Japanese Sedge {Carex morrowii 'Aurea-variegata'} ~Attractive, mounding ornamental grass with stiff lustrous green and creamy white striped blades. Great low border or groundcover, or use in pots or rock gardens.

as an option for people to have their picnics immersed in lavender but doubles for use in teas or some recipes. Perfect!

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Enjoy the blue, lavender, purple, or white flowers in summer bloom. Good for slope and erosion control. Attracts birds and is fragrant. Zone 5 - Back flower beds.

Choose an area for your hydrangea that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. Zone 7 is fairly temperate, but its summer sunlight can be quite strong. Do not select a site that gets full afternoon sun or heavy shade (such as under a large tree). An exception to this, according to hydrangeashydrangeas.com, is the paniculata hydrangea, which will grow in full, all-day sun if watered adequately. They need at least 5 hrs of sunlight each day for good blooming.

Hydrangeas & Coffee Grounds – Adding coffee grounds or other organic material to your hydrangea’s soil will reduce the pH level and make aluminum more available to the plant. The result will be hydrangeas that are blue in color.

Calamagrostis Karl Forester Grass. This tall, dramatic grass doesn’t get too wide and is am amazing backdrop for just about any flower color.

FRONT CORNER W GRASSES Calamagrostis Karl Forester Grass. This tall, dramatic grass doesn’t get too wide and is am amazing backdrop for just about any flower color.

Kent Beauty Oregano, Origanum rotundifolium - Best when it can cascade down a wall, over the edge of a pot or along a walkway

Kent oregano is a perennial herb that is drought tolerant and a favorite of hummingbirds. It has aromatic foliage and blooms pink or lilac flowers late spring-early fall.It prefers full sun-part shade and grows tall. Used in borders, containers

Purple Lilac Vine (Hardenbergia violacea) grows well in zone 9 and blooms all witner and has wonderful grown coverage, or goes up on a trellis. This will be in my garden!

*around iron fencing in front yard* Purple Lilac Vine (Hardenbergia violacea) grows well in zone 9 and blooms all witner and has wonderful grown coverage, or goes up on a trellis. This will be in my garden!

Russian Sage - We can't help but love Russian sage. One of the toughest plants, it offers fragrant silvery foliage and plumes of violet-purple blooms. Taller varieties are great for the back of the border. Not only is it heat and drought resistant, but deer, rabbits, and most other pests steer clear of it.

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

One of the toughest plants, it offers fragrant silvery foliage and plumes of violet-purple blooms. Not only is it heat and drought resistant, but deer, rabbits, and most other pests steer clear of it.

Goldilocks- CREEPING JENNY ;(Lysimachia nummularia)  LIGHT REQUIREMENT:    Part Sun to Sun   BLOOM TIME:    Grown for Foliage   HARDINESS ZONES:   3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b   USES:    Landscape & Container   USES NOTES:   Use in hanging baskets, containers and window boxes   DURATION:    Perennial   WATER CATEGORY:    Average   MAINTENANCE NOTES:   Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

Goldilocks - Creeping Jenny - Lysimachia nummularia

smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. the blooms are very airy, thus the name smoke bush. also changes colors with the seasons

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Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.

Verbascum hybrid ‘Southern Charm’  super simple to grow & almost everblooming. If you cut back spent spikes it continuously sends up new ones 24”-30” tall & is elegant with single blooms of either chamois, dusty rose or apricot, with fuzzy, purple eyes. One of those wonderful plants that makes you feel very successful even though you’ve done absolutely nothing!  Perennial.  Not fussy about soil, it blooms more with compost. Drought tolerant & snail resistant   Sun-Brt. Shade…

Verbascum hybrid Southern Charm super simple to grow almost everblooming. If you cut back spent spikes it continuously sends up new ones tall is elegant with single blooms of either chamois, dusty rose or apricot, with fuzzy, purple eyes.

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...

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Artemisia Plants with colorful foliage such as artemisia will keep the garden looking good while flowering plants go in and out of bloom. Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought a

Hyacinths: After plants are finished flowering in spring, cut back flower stalks but allow the leaves to die back naturally.

Hyacinths

Hyacinths: Zones Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and borne in spring. The Victorians revered hyacinths for their sweet, lingering fragrance, and carefully massed them in low beds, planting in rows of one color each.

Japanese Golden Sedge-Zones 5-9. Attractive, mounding ornamental grass with stiff lustrous green and creamy white striped blades. Great low border or groundcover, or use in pots or rock gardens. Adds a wonderful effect near ponds and water gardens. Evergreen in winter. Partial Shade to Shade.

Japanese Golden Sedge-Zones 5-9. Attractive, mounding ornamental grass with stiff lustrous green and creamy white striped blades. Great low border or groundcover, or use in pots or rock gardens. Adds a wonderful effect near ponds and water gardens. Evergreen in winter. Partial Shade to Shade.

Teucrium chamaedrys - Wall Germander - Monrovia - Wall Germander  zone 5-9 used by Emery Knoll Farm

Teucrium chamaedrys - Wall Germander - Monrovia - Wall Germander zone used by Emery Knoll Farm

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