Sitting in a rocker on the porch is the ultimate summer pleasure. Just listening to the birds and watching the hummingbirds and butterflies gives me proof that there is a divine being.
Some of my favorites are butterfly bush, for the obvious reason. Of course who can resist roses?
Hydrangeas do so well here in the south, that I have several varieties. No fragrance, but definitely a great show! Coneflowers and black eyed susans hold up well to any heat and do well in arrangements too.