Plants for a small court yard

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I have a small court yard would love to plant something there that would add brightness, live in an area that get 115 to 120 degrees in the summer, please help

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  • Barbara Baldwin Barbara Baldwin on Dec 08, 2017
    Violets. Petunia waves

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 08, 2017
    Annuals,Perennials and exact location????

  • Eic22269874 Eic22269874 on Dec 09, 2017
    Sages, exoras, heather

  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 09, 2017
    We live in Phoenix AZ so I understand what you are looking for... the problem with a courtyard is that they are usually surrounded by walls which reflect the heat.. and for best results the plants should be at least partially shaded (shade fabric, etc.) Plants in containers need to be watered everyday to survive in high summer heat. Bougainvillea is one plant that we have had some success with in pots...also Citrus trees, Aloe Vera, Lantana, Petunias, are some that we have had success with too (some survive better than others)
    Check with a LOCAL nursery in your area... they will have the best advice as to what plants to use, for best results...(note: the big box stores usually get their plants from areas like CA where temps are milder)

  • Tom Stuart Tom Stuart on Dec 09, 2017
    High temperatures need a lot of water. I would put in bromeliads. They get water from the cup formed by the leaves so they need minimal watering. There are many colors of foliage as well as the inflorescences. Moller’s Nursery Center has a lot of plants and should be able to help you.

  • Teri Teri on Dec 13, 2017
    Snap Dragons come in many colors, they are drought and heat tolerant.