Come the dog days you may be hot, sticky, and over it, but by choosing perennials that are low-maintenance with long bloom seasons, your garden will still be happily flowering well into fall.
Here are two combinations (plus a few neutrals) to consider:
The first features pinks and purples that look sofresh in the slanted rays of early morning and late afternoon.
The second is all about oranges and yellows, colors thathold up well under the bright light of direct, overhead summer sun.
The third is afew of the great equalizers—purple, blue, and white—that work with either color scheme, and add dimension and contrast.
Of course,this is YOUR garden, so mix-and-match for the combination that makes your heart sing. You’ll be rewarded with plentiful blooms, loads of flowers for cutting, and provide treats for all kinds of pollinators, too. And, since these are perennials,next year they’ll come back, bigger and better than ever.
Check out the companion post for colder zones as some plants overlap (and who doesn’t love more options!)
Drought-tolerant and beloved by butterflies, yarrows have a distinct texture and shape that helps add depth to flowering borders. Rich, velvety red flowers are the most fade resistant to date. Full sun. Zone: 3 – 9
Easy-going and perfect in schemes from modern to cottage, this variety has been improved so as not flop over in the landscape! Colorful, easy care choice for accent, border or mass planting. Full sun. Zone: 4 – 10