Verbena bonariensis. Herbaceous perennial. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Flowers in summer and autumn.

Verbena bonariensis. Herbaceous perennial. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Flowers in summer and autumn.

Giant Allium: perennial, full sun, blooms in late spring early summer, grows 5-6 feet tall. (What a beauty in any garden.)

Giant Allium: perennial, full sun, blooms in late spring early summer, grows 5-6 feet tall. (What a beauty in any garden.)

Dalmation Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only 6-9" tall. Spreads 12". Prefers full sun to partial shade. Deer resistant.

18 Best Flowering Ground Cover Plants

Dalmation Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only 6-9" tall. Spreads 12". Prefers full sun to partial shade. Deer resistant.

BELLFLOWER - Cluster Bellflower Bears Deep Purple Blooms These can be invasive! But I love them anyway. SS

BELLFLOWER - Cluster Bellflower Bears Deep Purple Blooms These can be invasive! But I love them anyway. SS

Veronica aka Speedwell.  This is one of the best, most forgiving, perennials!  And they bloom from spring to fall!

Veronica

Veronica aka Speedwell. This is one of the best, most forgiving, perennials! And they bloom from spring to fall!

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden.  Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver

Top 10 self-seeding plants for a fuss-free cottage garden

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden. Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver

Russian Sage (Perovskia atiplicifolia) | Two experts share their favorite drought-tolerant plants that will make your life easier (and help you save water)! Read More at: space-gardens.blogspot.com

8 Plants You’ll Barely Need to Water

Russian Sage (Perovskia atiplicifolia) | Two experts share their favorite drought-tolerant plants that will make your life easier (and help you save water)! Read More at: space-gardens.blogspot.com

Verbena bonariensis with the foliage of Euphorbia characias  http://www.sarahraven.com/shop/verbena-bonariensis.html

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis with the foliage of Euphorbia characias http://www.sarahraven.com/shop/verbena-bonariensis.html

Millenium #Allium explodes in late summer with long-lasting, beautiful #purple blooms. This hardy #perennial is easy to care for, and will fill your #garden with color. While in bloom, you will be treated to deep #lavender #flowers atop tall stems. The 1.5" round clusters of purple blooms will seem to hover over the foliage, like little fireworks exploding over long waiving blades of grass. Your Millenium Allium is a perfect for butterfly #gardens.

Millenium #Allium explodes in late summer with long-lasting, beautiful #purple blooms. This hardy #perennial is easy to care for, and will fill your #garden with color. While in bloom, you will be treated to deep #lavender #flowers atop tall stems. The 1.5" round clusters of purple blooms will seem to hover over the foliage, like little fireworks exploding over long waiving blades of grass. Your Millenium Allium is a perfect for butterfly #gardens.

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