Winning Plants for Summer 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lantana "Bandana White"
At the end of every summer I make a list of plants that
I consider winners.  They were all drought tolerant, hard working, and
easy to grow.  They were also team players in the
landscape - meaning they worked well with other plants.
This lantana was a prolific bloomer and added that subtle
white background color - making other plants look even better.
I even trimmed several of these lantana plants into tight small shrubs.
Too bad these are annuals. 

Sedum "Aurea"

This little sedum is my new favorite plant.  It will grow in the smallest
of containers and looks especially good in my hypertufa pots.
It is so easy to just stick a little branch in soil and it
grows.  The best part about this plant is that it is a perennial. 


Of course I have to include coleus as a winning plant.  I'm crazy about coleus!
This time of year it has proved worthy of all my affection. 

I hope you have had a wonderful summer - growing beautiful plants.
Happy Gardening!


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