Lasting Beauty

For Cape and Islands gardens that will look beautiful from May until late October, choose a combination of sweetly scented showstoppers like huge white Casa Blanca oriental lilies, opposite page left, and interesting foliage plants like low, chartreuse-tipped Lady’s Mantle, opposite page right, ferns, or succulents.

Lasting Beauty

From spring through late summer, perennials are the flower garden’s stars, especially when paired with the all-season color and high performance of annuals, their single season-lasting cousins, like the bright yellow marigolds shown above. Beginning with spring’s stately irises and on through bold fall-blooming Black-Eyed Susans, perennials are the lasting queens of any flower garden.

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Susan Dewey is the associate publisher and editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. She lives in Centerville on Cape Cod and enjoys gardening, sailing, walking on the beach, gallery hopping, cooking with fresh seafood, and exploring Cape Cod and the Islands from shore to shore.

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