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I started gardening in the middle of the summer, so not much experience. However, I was blessed with a yard that had many flowers already in it. I have to say that I have two very impressive flowers I can't get enough of. The first is the true blue Bachlor's buttons. Apparently it reseeds A LOT but the color is so beautiful, I just love it. I took this and did no enhancements to it.
I plopped this pincushion flower down before I knew what I was doing. It is a perennial and has approximately 100 blooms and bulbs on it. Both of these flowers are great in arrangements and the bachelor's button can be dried. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/177154/ This was a month ago. It continued blooming in my zone all winter and has doubled in size, but has maintained a nice mounded shape. I haven't applied fertilizer and only dead head it. I see more of these in the future. Also, blanket flower and trailing verbena are nice punches of color with little maintenence.
Another Bachelor's button in purple....