Annuals - Calibrachoa (subscribe to our newsletter to see more about Calibrachoa), Angelonia, Celosia, Gaillardia pulchella.
Perennials- Veronica, Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Lobelia cardinalis, Gazania.
Shrubs - Fuchsias, Hydrangea quercifolia, Ligustrum japonicum ‘Texanum’Texas Privet (this is Not Glossy privet-Ligustrum lucidum), Euonymus 'Microphyllus', Plumbago auriculata.
Tubers and Bulbs - Begonias, Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’ or the smaller 'Peter Pan' (deep blues), Liatrus, Hostas (protect from snails and slugs).
Note: Here in Sonoma County it's time to be thinking about which veggies to plant for winter crops. A good target date for planting many late fall and winter crops is Labor Day (first weekend in September) while the soil is still warm from summer but the days are getting shorter and generally cooler.
It's also time to order spring flowering bulbs. Shop locally later but if you are looking for special bulbs now is the time to order (they will be delivered when it's time to plant). Mary uses Brent and Becky's Bulbs.
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Umbel Shaped Flowers of Carrot and Fennel Attract Beneficial Insects to the Veg Garden.