olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. My husband really wants one of these in our garden so he can have an "on-tap" supply of olives and a reminder of my Italian roots.
Mid summer – Lythrum, yarrow, Ruby Star coneflower, and Russian sage. These are tall, hardy perennials which make a beautiful back border. They will bloom all summer if deadheaded regularly. Also shown are blue salvia and melanpodium.