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 so fresh in the slanted rays of early morning and late afternoon.
- The second is all about oranges and yellows, colors that hold up well under the bright light of direct, overhead summer sun.
- The third is a few 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.