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This is my almost perennial flower bed. I say this because almost all the plants in it are perennials, but there are a few annuals. This is our first year to plant a bed and our first year to go organic, so it's a learning experience all the way around. We chose plants that could withstand the hot Texas summers and didn't require loads of water, which is good considering we're already under mandatory water conservation.
We've planted Rock Rose, Guara (white & pink), Veronica Spicata (blue & red), Mexican Petunias, Voodoo Sedum, Coreopsis, Cosmos, Esperanza, French Hollyhocks "Zebrina", Four Nerve Daisy, and Liatris, which is also commonly known as Gayfeather.
Be sure to feed the birds and turn your compost pile!