When it comes to choosing her favorite plant, Jean Kernaghan can’t.
“It’s like asking, ‘Which is your favorite child,’” said Kernaghan, a member of the Iris Garden Club.
However, among her favorite summer plants is the black-eyed Susan.
“I’ve grown them about 10 or 12 years and absolutely adore them,” she said. “They bloom all summer and are heat and drought tolerant.”
The black-eyed Susan is often used in the landscape in mass plantings.