I already know, there will be no dahlias in my garden, but there will be phlox and more phlox, gaura, clematis, daylilies, lilies, grasses, sedums, certain coneflowers, the roses will be back but they had a difficult summer.
The dahlias just never took off in the heat, had to redo this hayrack mid summer.
Clematis Fireworks and Bee's Jubilee, both type 2
Phlox Blue Paradise
Gaura, impatiens and coleus
Orienpet Lily Lavon and Tiger Lily Halloween
Coneflower Magnus with Panicum Northwind grass in background
My favorite annuals were impatiens, coleus and some petunias, like Bubblegum. Pretty Much Picasso was a dud and should not come back again unless in another form. My Dura Cage was a failure, breaking and falling over when the tomatoes became large. The metal color coated cages from Gardeners Supply held up as usual.
Pretty Much Picasso just never did fill out, pulled it out mid-summer and replaced with another Supertunia.
The ferns, hostas, astilbies, solomon's seal all did great in the heat this year. My dianthus Firewitch did not. The Gailldaria did great but it grew totally out of bounds on the south side of my house, I had to move it.
Astilbe Maggie Daley
Hosta Frances Williams
Japanese Painted Fern, Heucheras and impatiens
Gailldaria Arizona Sun