One of the many benefits of having a garden is the availability of many perennial plants for the summer. Perennials can be used as borders around beds, in containers on the patio or in a large yard as part of an arrangement along a walkway.
Most perennials are easy to maintain providing color and beauty throughout the summer. When selecting the type of perennial, it’s important to consideration the amount of sun and water your plant will receive.
Plants are sold indicating the amount of sunlight needed. Carefully consider the type of climate you live in before planting. Many plants cannot withstand extreme temperatures and should be moved indoors during the extreme summer heat.
Many perennials are suitable for container gardens, while others are best for the borders of a formal landscape. The color and texture of the plants will greatly affect your garden, whether it is formal or casual.
Summer colors include deep burgundy, crimson, deep green, and gold. Colors can vary dramatically throughout the season. Blue flowers are usually associated with the Mediterranean, while pink and red perennials are featured in flower showpieces for the home.
Here are some species you can plant today for a profusion of color tomorrow.
One of the best perennials to plant for summer is the California Poppy. Poppies come in many varieties, including the White Pippity, Giant Papaver somnifera, and Red Sister.
Poppies are great in container gardens or borders, but look their best in a garden that is not full of shrubs. Plant poppies in the southernmost areas of your yard. They will flower from late summer through early fall.
Phlox is a great perennial that can be planted as a supplemental solution to fill in holes in your lawn. It does not have a long blooming stem, but it grows steadily for the first two years and then slows down for the next two years. In the third year, it begins to bloom again.
Phlox makes an excellent ground cover. It is very low maintenance, and you don’t have to worry about disease.
Sunflowers can be a beautiful addition to your garden and have a soothing effect on the mind and the senses.
Sunflowers do well with a variety of conditions and will grow well in most areas whether in sun or even partially shade.
You can place sunflowers wherever you like because they do very well with minimal maintenance. They are hardy plants rewarding you with yellow color blooms.
Many gardeners, mistakenly believe that planting in the spring is the best time to plant perennials. However, if you want to plant flowers that will stay growing throughout the summer, the best time to plant them is in the fall.
As with all perennial plants, sun and water are needed to help the plants grow, but they also need the proper nutrients and fertilizers. When you plant a flower in the spring, you may have to do extra things to ensure that they get enough nutrients.…