2017 Nursery catalog
Climate change influences plant choices
There is a general trend towards a hotter, drier climate accompanied by extremes in temperature and increased severe weather events. These changes make it important to choose trees that can adapt to a wide range of growing conditions. The American Dream Oak has the best traits of the Swamp White Oak, a very adaptable native tree. It grows in wet, compacted soil and is drought and heat tolerant. The Espresso Kentucky Coffee tree is a large, tough, adaptable, seedless shade tree. It shows good adaptability to cold, heat, and drought in landscapes across the U.S.
Summer-flowering shrubs and trees
Hydrangeas- Bloom from late June until fall
If you have trouble growing hydrangeas or getting them to bloom, Proven Winners has a good online/pdf chart that may give you some answers. https://www.provenwinners.com/sites/provenwinners.com/files/pdf/hydrangeas_demystified_2015.pdf
Rose of Sharon (Althea)- Blooms from July until fall