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Does anyone have suggestions for colorful flower beds that can withstand the Atlanta, GA heat and humidity?
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  • Dorothy Collett Dorothy Collett on Sep 07, 2016
    If you want color use annuals with spring and early summer perennials and blooming shrubs. Hot weather annuals are a little slower to bloome but they last until frost.
  • Virginia-Ted Rye Virginia-Ted Rye on Sep 07, 2016
    I like zinnias and marigolds. I live in middle TN. They seem to hold up well here.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 07, 2016
    Do you want annuals,perennials or both?
  • Peggy Mikes Peggy Mikes on Sep 07, 2016
    I prefer perennials over annuals but I am not opposed to adding a few annuals for additional color.
    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 07, 2016
      So as the season is coming to a close my advice is to research what is hardy in your zone based on light and temperature for perennials.Since annuals are coming to the end for a temporary idea plant autumn flowers such as cabbage/kale/winter pansies etc.
  • Sherrie S Sherrie S on Sep 07, 2016
    I just bought Pentas and they come in many colors and are perennial in Florida. The bees and butterflies like them, too. They are semi-tropical & my area is 9B.
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Sep 07, 2016
    I lived in Georgia for 14 years and know that heat! We had lots of azaleas in our yard, that were beautiful in the spring! We also had hydrangeas that did well without any care.
  • Peggy Mikes Peggy Mikes on Sep 07, 2016
    Hydrangeas are one of my favorites too.