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Heat-Tolerant Plants

Heat-Tolerant Plants

For gardens in summer's toasty season, there's no better remedy than a plant that looks good in the heat.

summer Ideas

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Mid-Summer Blooms

Mid-Summer Blooms

If you're tired of depending on the usual bedding plants to carry you through the summer, try some of these alternatives instead.

Zones for Living

Zones for Living (video 4:11)

Karen creates separate zones and better flow in an open-concept lodge.

Bottlebrush Buckeye

This handsome, underused shrub produces its lovely blooms in midsummer when few other shrubs are flowering.

Smoketree

Tips for planting smoketrees, also known as smokebush.

Violet Sage

This sun-loving plant is a great source of color in summer.

Goldenrain Tree

Goldenrain Tree

Learn more about the goldenrain tree and its environment.

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan

The late summer, golden-yellow Rudbeckia is an excellent choice for a perennial border.

Gold Band Lily

These plants are named for the golden band that runs down the center of each petal on large, white flowers.

Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris

The japanese iris has the largest bloom of any iris and thrives in wet soil.

Common Coreopsis

Common Coreopsis

This short-lived perennial attracts butterflies and other wildlife.

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