Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.
Late last fall I bought a lot of perennials at the end of October, and not one of them came back this past spring.
Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!
It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.
Silver-leaved plants like Artemisia and sage are heat and drought tolerant as well as being unappetizing to deer and rabbits.
This plant looks a bit like a stick figure with arms and a small mop of lavender blooms on top, mimicking hair.
These easy-to-grow plants are sometimes used as flowering screens or hedges for privacy in small yards.
Strawflowers, sometimes called “everlasting flowers,” can be used in fresh arrangements, as well as dried for winter bouquets.
A lot of the best plant combinations in my yard have occurred without my conscious intervention.