Perennials

It’s that time of year to enhance your gardens and flower beds with the endless number of perennials available, from the feathery Astilbe to coarse evergreen Yucca.  If it’s a shady area you are attempting to fill, try combining Astilbe ‘Montgomery’ (burgundy-red flowers, July),  Japanese  Painted Fern (foliage plant, silver and green leaves with burgundy veins) and Lamium ‘Pink Pewter’ (soft pink flowers May-August, silver leaves). Or, if it’s a sunny area you’re looking to brighten up, combine Coreopsis ‘Moonbean’ (soft yellow flowers June-August, ferny, green leaves), Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (blue flowers June-October) and Sedum ‘seiboldeii’ (pink flowers August-September, frosty blue succulent leaves). Whichever perennials you choose,  they are sure to add a splash of color and perk up your yard.