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Drought-Resistant Perennial Border

We designed this perennial garden plan for the gardener who wants lots of color but with little care. The show start in spring and continues through autumn, tried-and-true featuring plant varieties that hold up beautifully to summer and autumn conditions, even without rain or turning on the sprinkler.

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A. Artemisia

Artemisia spp.

The lacy, silver-gray leaves of artemisia provide cool contrast for bolder blooming perennials. Super easy to grow, artemisia thrives in sunny spots with poor soil conditions and has almost no insect or disease problems. These rabbit- and deer-resist...

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B. Geranium, Perennial

Geranium spp.

Perennial geraniums, often called cranesbill geraniums, always seem to be smothered in bloom. These over achieving, sun-loving plants grow only 6 to 18 inches tall (depending on variety), put on a big show of color in the spring and then bloom on...

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C. Sedum

Sedum

Plant them and forget them! That basically sums up why you should include a variety of sedum in your garden and landscape. Available in a seemingly endless selection of sizes, colors, and shapes, sedum vary from 3-inch-tall ground huggers to 3-foot-t...

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D. Salvia, Perennial

Salvia spp.

If you're looking for ways to add bright color to your landscape, perennial salvia can't be beat. Perennial salvia, also known as sage, comes in a variety of colors including blue, lavender, red, and white. There's a host of varieties, each one with ...

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E. Daylily

Hemerocallis

Perhaps the most popular perennial flower on the planet, daylily comes in an almost unlimited array of spectacular colors and bi-colors. Most grow 18 to 30 inches tall and produce waves of flowers. Each flower lasts but a day, but the plants more...

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F. Coreopsis

Coreopsis spp.

Amp up the color in your flower borders with coreopsis. This amazing native plant, occasionally called tickseed, develops mass quantities of yellow, orange, rose, lavender, white, or bi-colored flowers through the early summer. Coreopsis is sun-lovin...

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G. Russian Sage

Perovskia

You can't go wrong with Russian sage. This easy-care shrub-like perennial is smothered in small lavender-colored blooms from midsummer through early fall. And even when not in bloom, Russian sage's pretty blue-green foliage is a lovely addition to...

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H. Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora

Feather reed grass is a popular ornamental grass loved for its stiff, upright habit (even in winter) and easy-growing nature. These features have also made it a favorite of commercial landscapers and you'll see feather reed grass planted around...

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I. Rose, Knock Out

Rosa Knock Out series

If you love roses, but don't like the idea of pampering them, then Knock Out rose is the way to go. This nonstop bloomer was developed in Wisconsin so it will tolerate hot summers, cold winters, and resist a host of diseases than can cripple some...

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J. Clematis

Clematis spp.

A must-have plant for every backyard, clematis is an easy-care perennial vine that covers itself with big, bold blooms in the spring and summer (there are a few fall bloomers, too). These gorgeous beauties come in a wide range of colors including...

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K. Clematis

Clematis spp.

A must-have plant for every backyard, clematis is an easy-care perennial vine that covers itself with big, bold blooms in the spring and summer (there are a few fall bloomers, too). These gorgeous beauties come in a wide range of colors including...

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Terrace A Slope

Terrace A Slope

A hilly yard can become a beautiful garden with terracing techniques (and beautiful blooms). 

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Road Food for Butterflies

Road Food for Butterflies

Add nectar-rich plants to your yard to attract and feed migrating butterflies. 

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