The Bougainvillea happens to be a flower that my mom loves. It is a low maintenance, easy to grow cluster flower that comes in deep pinks and purples which will brighten up any area of your garden. Poor soil? No problem, these flowers will bloom to create a spectacular bouquet, which requires very little water. …

Drought tolerant .. Low maintenance .. Muhly grass. Muhlbergia is a variety of ornamental grass with spectacular showgirl flair. The common name is Muhly grass and it is extremely hardy and easy to grow. Muhly grass grows in clumps that are 3 to 4 feet tall. It grows in any type of soil, so long as it drains well. Muhlbergia does not like wet feet.

Cottage Garden. Purple coneflower, wild indigo, ‘Stella d’Oro’ or ‘Happy Returns’ daylily, New England aster, and Russian sage. For foliage: lady’s mantle, lambs’ ears, or blue fescue. For roses: Betty Prior or the old-fashioned climber ‘Blaze’.