border - Heuchera, ornamental grass, and silvery artemisia mingle with abutilon, airy clusters of pink gaura, coneflower, and hydrangea to soften and hide the base of the deck. Bark mulch covers the soil between plants; Trex benderboard finishes the front edge. Plant cuphea, salvia, and verbena for color among mixed basils, eggplant, and pepper.
Purple coneflower, daisies, foxglove, black-eyed susans, astilbe and hollyhocks fill this garden. More than half the plants were split from perennials in other areas of my garden, says RMSer jndesign, and this turned out to be my favorite bed..
No matter where you live, being water wise is the smart way to garden. And if you live in drought stricken or prone areas, it’s a must. While I love a gorgeous hydrangea, and roses are amazing, there are plenty of flowering plants that don’t suck down our water resources. These ten no fail perennials for low water gardens fit the bill, are gorgeous as stand alone plants, and come back every year!