They say there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. For us in Western Washington, though, I’d like to add a third: June gloom. You can count on it like clockwork—summer likely won’t really arrive until our Fourth of July picnics are over. So what can you do in your yard this month to brighten your flowerbeds and your spirits? 
Annual flowers are great—nothing provides quite the splash of color like the vivid tones of geraniums, New Guinea impatiens or Wave petunias. But if you’re looking for something with a little bit more size that will come back year after year, you’ll love Asiatic