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~Shasta daisy                                                       …

"Crazy Daisy" - Leucanthemum 'Aglaia' Shasta Daisy: Full Sun, perennial, blooms all summer if deadheaded, divide every years. So fluffy & pretty!

outdoor home decorating ideas, containers and flowerpots

30 Modern Ideas for Outdoor Home Decorating with Flowers and Plants

this article is FULL of gorgeous container garden examples. modern landscape by Kenneth Philp Landscape Architects

The Sombrero series of coneflowers features stunning, color-rich blooms. This collection is a group of brightly colored single-flower echinaceas that are well-branched and compact.

Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013

New Perennial for Sombrero Series Coneflower ~ Name: Sombrero series Echinacea purpurea Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: 2 feet tall and wide Zones: Grow It With: Rudbeckia

outdoor entertaining

Garden Party

Summer evening dinner: grilled chicken piccata with lemon-basil rice, artichoke hearts, and a crisp iceberg-mandarin salad. Melon pudding with ruby grapefruit sections for dessert.