A list of the plants that carry my garden through the tough days of August.
Walls of plants, both indoors and out, are trendy, though they were actually featured by the Brazilian designer Roberto Burley Marks over 100 years ago.
A gilly flower referred to any clove scented bloom such as a clove pink that we now call a dianthus, or a wallflower or scented stock.
Even if you have just a small garden made up primarily of annuals, you can still make wonderful floral centerpieces for your dinner table.
The scents of summer can surround us if we grow plants like these, strategically placed in our garden.