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Alaska state flower, forget-me not

The legend of the name forget-me-not: A medieval knight and his lady were walking beside a river. The knight held a bouquet in his hands. Because of the weight of the armor, he fell into the water. He threw the bouquet to her, saying, "forget-me-not.

What beautifully colored pansies!

Sunset Summer Embers (pansies), Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin photo via joinsey. Delta love Pansies of all colors!

Leaves and Petals Online Garden Center - Bellflowers, $19.99 (http://www.shopleavesandpetals.com/bellflowers/)

Plant with Coral Bells which attracts Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. Great for the middle of flower beds.

Saxifrage ~ Best Plants for a Trough Garden

Another colorful, low growing ground cover for rock gardens, saxifrage. Rocks and flowers make for such a lovely combination.