A list of the plants that carry my garden through the tough days of August.
Natives with long tap roots like the bright orange butterfly weed are completely unfazed by the heat, as are shrubs like crepe myrtle and caryopteris.
Perovskia has a handsome branching habit and looks airy with small grey leaves in spring, blue flowers in summer, and white skeletal branches in fall & winter.
Deer will eat any plant if they are hungry enough. However, like us, they find some foods more appetizing than others.
Grey, silver plants soften the landscape if used wisely.