Is your garden ready for summer? Artistically designed, colorful containers are a signature of an inviting patio, yet knowing which plants can tolerate especially sunny locations can be challenging.

Take the guesswork out of sunny planters, beds, and borders with some of our full-sun favorites that not only survive the intense summer heat, but thrive in it.

To help you plant up your containers as well as the landscape, we’ve organized our list into three categories:

Plan your best summer garden yet, and get ready to enjoy the sunshine in style.

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