Try to plant shrubs to provide a succession of bloom from spring into fall.
It contrasts well with other colors and flower shapes, never needs staking, is untroubled by pests and deer avoid it.
The tiny scilla is one of these rewarding yet undemanding fellows.
Thomas Dolliver Church created a modern landscape design esthetic that is seen all over California.
And so we snip away with our shears - cutting off what is now brown and dreary - but musing about the flowers of summer.
The scents of summer can surround us if we grow plants like these, strategically placed in our garden.
The name "foxglove" seems to have evolved from "folk's glove." There was an ancient superstition that if you picked a foxglove you would offend the "fairies."
If you like to arrange flowers from your garden, you will enjoy growing alchemilla, commonly known as "lady's mantle."
If you yearn for a carpet of color on a bank or sloping area of your garden, plant some phlox subulate.