|Hydrangea 'Endless Summer' with Heuchersa 'Caramel' and 'Sashay', with |
Mukdenia 'Crimson Fans at lower left.
The easiest, least demanding plants for this time of year are the ones that don't need flowers to look their best. One of my favorite Heucheras is 'Caramel', its leaves a carnival of colors that range from chartreuse to rose and everthing in between.
If you jumped onto the Mukdenia bandwagon three or four years ago, you probably have a plant that's coming into its own by now. It mixes perfectly with Heuchera and other plants that like partial shade like Hydrangea, Astrantia, and Hakonechloa.
|I call this section of the garden "Sun and Moon." |
It relies on foliage color and texture for interest in
the middle of summer.
|Celosia and Coleus make great partners in the ground where they can |
spread out. This spot is partially shady but still provides enough
light to color up the leaves, creating an in-ground bouquet.