|Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' was one of my favorites.|
A number of the plants I photographed this August resided on trial grounds in Michigan. August is a pretty tough month for many plants. They haven't been able to catch their breath from the long, hot days of July. On trial grounds such as C. Raker & Sons in Litchfield, Michigan, plants are fed and watered and are grown in a variety of methods, including in containers, in the ground, in raised beds, or under shade cloth, depending on their cultural requirements.
I've come up with a series of slides of the Best for 2013 that includes annuals, tropicals and a few perennials.