Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

This stuff grows like a weed here. Pretty purple Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan.

Lamb's Ear: Stachys byzantina. Perhaps the most well-known species of the lamb's ears. 'Countess Helene von Stein' (also called 'Big Ears') is a popular cultivar that offers leaves double the size (four inches across and up to 10 inches long!)

Lamb's Ear

Perhaps the most well-known species of the lamb's ears. 'Countess Helene von Stein' (also called 'Big Ears') is a popular cultivar that offers leaves double the size (four inches across and up to 10 inches long!

Jacksons Fencing quality timber sleepers are great for landscaping and garden projects. #sleepers

Jacksons Fencing quality timber sleepers are great for landscaping and garden projects - nice combination of wood, gravel, plants.

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (black grass) planted with the Bergenia at the front.  Evergreen and summer flowering.

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (black grass) planted with the Bergenia at the front. Evergreen and summer flowering.

Wallflower & Euphorbia  Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles Mauve'

Lime and purple plant combos: Bottom: Wallflower Top: Euphorbia Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles Mauve'

Salvia × jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' - Velvet-like plum-purple petals form hooded flowers over a long period in summer and autumn. Fully hardy in freely draining soils, this bushy shrub will become drought tolerant once established.

Salvia × jamensis Nachtvlinder – Velvet-like plum-purple petals form hooded flowers over a long period in summer and autumn. Fully hardy in freely draining soils, this bushy shrub will become drought tolerant once established.

Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear' (Silver spear 'Silver Spear' )

Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear' is a great large growing accent plant. Useful in sun or for brightening up a semi-shady area. Tough and drought tolerant.

Coreopsis: Hot, dry weather won’t stop Coreopsis from flowering all summer long. This American native is one of the most reliable perennials you can grow. The plants produce large quantities of yellow, orange, pink, white, red, or bicolored blooms.

Coreopsis Hot, dry weather won’t stop Coreopsis from flowering all summer long. This American native is one of the most reliable perennials you can grow.

Pretty leaves? Powis Castle Artemesia

Powis Castle Artemesia/Artemisia Artemisia has feathery silver foliage that is aromatic and soft to the touch. Also called 'Powis Castle', it makes a beautiful backdrop to pastel flora.

Stipa tenuissima - Mexican feather grass

Nassella tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)--drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, will take full sun to part-shade.

House bed or fence bed.  Good low maintenance evergreen flowering shrub.  Hebe 'Autumn Glory'.

Buy hebe Hebe 'Autumn Glory' - Long flowering, evergreen shrub with purple flowers: Delivery by Crocus

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