Plant heat-loving flowers: There are many colorful flowers that will take our Texas heat and laugh it off. To add a refreshing color to your summer garden, plant zinnias, ageratum, Blue daze, periwinkle, wax begonia, portulaca, purslane and torenia.
Here are pink carpet roses planted with low-growing white blooming Cotoneaster shrubs and purple Verbena 'Homestead Purple' perennials. A few white Day-Lilies are planted toward the back. This border is only two feet wide but adds lots of colorful and lasting beauty to this front yard.