Maintenance is a breeze with this heat-resistant, high-color garden plan. Follow our guide to get the look in your green space.

By Jenny Krane
Updated May 23, 2019
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Beat the heat with this bright and happy summer garden plan. Hot-weather plants, including some tropical varieties, will give any corner of the yard attractive color. You won't see any blues or purples here—warm toned flowers give this plan a cohesive look. Plants of different heights and shapes add unbeatable texture, while tall plumes of maiden grass soften the arrangement.

Madagascar periwinkle creates a sea of pale pink that lines the front of the garden bed. Yellow and red annuals bookend the periwinkle, followed by Black-eyed Susans for a bold endcap with dark centers. Bearded irises and bright red cannas add drama to the display, and multi-colored zinnias fill in the bed with dense blooms.

Celia Pearson

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Our free Planting Guide for this garden includes an illustrated version of the plan, a detailed layout diagram, a list of plants for the garden as shown, and complete instructions for installing the garden. (Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to Planting Guides for all garden plans.)

Keep your yard looking fantastic all summer long with this high-impact, low-care garden plan. It features a variety of summer favorites.

Garden size: 5x14 feet

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Left: Edward Gohlich
Center: Peter Krumhardt
Right: Peter Krumhardt

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