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This time of year it’s hot and the flower choices are kind of limited. Some choices you can use are Salvia, Coleus, Pentas, Lantana, and Crotons. W e are kind of in a ‘no man’s land’ for flowers unit fall gets here. You can also use substitutes such as Lilies or Society Garlic or a multitude of perennials that will add color to you landscape. When you choose to go with the Coleus, keep and eye on them and it is OK to trim the tops when the seedheads start to pop up. The darker colored ones will usually grow faster and taller than the yellow will so you may have to prune to keep them at the same height.