Cottage Garden from Scratch!
This weekend I'm having all of the grass dug up in my small backyard and I'll be starting a cottage garden from scratch! I'll have a stone walk from the deck to the back gate, and I'm keeping a crepe myrtle against the back fence, and two vitex along the right side fence, and some knockout roses along the deck on the right side. I'll have about 3' x 12' on the left of the walk and 4' x 12' feet on the right of the walk to play with.
My question is, what are good reliable perennials for zone 8b? Most of the area will get afternoon sun.