Flower Rocket - The effortless way to grow flowers! Enjoy colorful annuals all summer long by slipping the pod in a pot of soil, then water - how easy is that? Website has other interesting ideas, from pods to rolls of seeds.
Incrediball Hydrangea arborescens Shrub - The size of basketballs, these flowerheads open a shade of key-lime, then mature to snowy white! Excellent planted near Paper Birch Trees which attract Downy Woodpeckers.
plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, zones 5 to plant grows well in sun and part shade in all kinds of conditions all over the U. It chokes out weeds, blooms in a clear blue that reflects the summer sky and tops it off with fantastic fall color.