The 7-inch spikes of speedwell (veronica) bloom atop 12- to 24-inch plants in shades of blue or red from early summer through fall. In the North, speedwell prefers sun, but it likes a bit of shade in the South. Plant speedwell at the front of the bed

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If you love perennial plants with a long blooming season, you will likely have a fondness for growing hollyhocks. This lovely perennial is a popular garden favorite that flowers throughout most of the summer months. Hollyhocks (Puccinia malvacearum) are often found in cottage gardens. They m…

If you love perennial plants with a long blooming season, you will likely have a fondness for growing hollyhocks. This lovely perennial is a popular garden favorite that flowers throughout most of the summer months. Hollyhocks (Puccinia malvacearum) are often found in cottage gardens. They m…

Spring and the garden are such a dreamy combination, because what you plant now will make your yard and balcony beautiful in summer. It’s a joy to see the garden wake up after winter. The highlights are the spring bulbs, tree blossom and flowering shrubs. So if you want a lovely garden this summer now is the time to prepare it. When we think of spring the first thing on our mind are flowers, lots and lots of colorful, wonderful and lovely flowers.

Spring and the garden are such a dreamy combination, because what you plant now will make your yard and balcony beautiful in summer. It’s a joy to see the garden wake up after winter. The highlights are the spring bulbs, tree blossom and flowering shrubs. So if you want a lovely garden this summer now is the time to prepare it. When we think of spring the first thing on our mind are flowers, lots and lots of colorful, wonderful and lovely flowers.