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Simply Stunning Recipes for Summer Planting

Something To Get You Started

Whether starting from scratch, or revitalizing an existing landscape, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to begin. Need a little nudge? We've created a collection of combinations that do very well during our sizzling summers and create a space that feels cool and lush.

With similar sun requirements and water needs in mind, you can build on these recipes with additional plants to create a landscape, large or small, that suits your style.

Did you know? When setting up irrigation for your landscape it's important to consider a separate valve (or set of valves) for each group of plants that have similar water needs.
photo: Heavenly Bamboo, Yucca, Manzanita

Sunny Mix

A combination with a soothing color palette so you can incorporate just about any flower color to round out the mix.

Full Sun
Low Water (once established)
photo: Hibiscus, Asparagus Fern, Lily of the Nile

Tropical Fix

Three different textures of green leaves and brilliant flower colors provide a hint of the tropics. Add a mix of hibiscus flower colors or ferns to complete the vibe.

Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
Moderate Water

(note: Lily of the Nile will tolerate full sun if you want to pop it into a sunny spot)
photo: Fountain Grass, Daylily, Juniper, Manzanita

Stella and Howard

We've combined popular Fountain Grass and Daylily with less common shrubs to create something a bit unique. Daylilies come in a variety of colors, so have fun and and plant one of each.

Full Sun (although a little afternoon shade will be okay too)
Low Water (once established)
photo: Barberry, Carpet Rose, Star Jasmine

Stars and Rockets

A long season of flowers come with this mix, blooming spring through fall. By looking at the selection, you'd never know it is low maintenance. Make it your own by adding full-sun perennials like Lavender or Agastache to invite pollinators.

Full Sun
Moderate Water
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