Gardening and nature go hand in hand. We recently had a very special guest in our perennial display. Check out the pictures of the bird hatching her eggs in one of our perennial containers. We took special care of her and one day she and the hatched babies were gone! Even the birds like our perennial displays.
If you would like a late season veggie patch, try planting bush beans, radishes, green onions, peas or spinach. These can stand cool late fall temps. Or if you want some flowers for the hot summer, try Angelonia, cleome, or begonias. The colorful lantana blooms with little water and is very heat tolerant. The butterflies love lantana.
Succulents are another great choice during hot weather. Their colors, textures and easy care are attractive for summer gardens. They require less water, no special soil and very little maintenance. Some choices include sedum, hen and chicks, or “ice plant”, whose petals reflects the sunlight like being coated with ice.
Enjoy the season!