You won’t find these everywhere so get ’em before they’re gone.

Some plant varieties aren’t new enough or don’t flower at the right time for the “big box stores” and so they get forgotten by almost everyone.

But you haven’t forgotten the enchanting aroma that Evening or Night Scented Stocks give off in late afternoon to through to the end of the day.  Sure, they’re not the prettiest flower, but they do have the most captivating scent that you can enjoy all summer long.  Every planter anywhere near a doorway should have at least one tucked in the back to delight yourself and your guests.  The scent has been compared to vanilla, rose, and spice but one thing is certain; once you experience it in your own yard it will become a summer fragrance you will never want to be without.

Salpiglossis or Painted Tongue is a lesser known plant but this one stands apart from the crowd because of it’s looks.  Exotic trumpet-shaped flowers create a shimmering display.

Godetia is an old fashioned favourite that won’t disappoint.

Need chartreuse in your world?  Plant Bells of Ireland.

How about using Kenilworth Ivy (Cymbalaria muralis) as the spiller in your basket or planter combo?

Potato vine (Solanum jasminoides) is a great white-flowering climbing plant we grow, not to be confused with Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas) which trails more than it climbs and come in lime, purple and several other shades.