Two more weeks and then summer is here! Now that it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy your garden, it’s also time to revitalize it and watch it burst into life all summer long for you and your family to enjoy! In order to do that, you’ll want to make sure you’ve selected flowers that thrive well in heat, can survive the strong, beating rays of the sun, and bloom all summer long, lasting you 3-4 months. All you have to think about, really, is your color scheme!
Go For Yellow Flowers First!
The natural abundance of yellow flowers in the summer time can be overwhelming, but let’s pick two to focus on. Moonshine Yarrow and Coreopsis! Mooshine yarrow can grow up to 2 feet tall and look like little yellow pom-poms with their tight clusters of short yellow petals. They are easy to grow and maintain, and bloom all summer in generous groupings. Coreopsis look like daisies without the warm, brown center, so that your garden can stand out subtly from the crowd. They are low-maintenance and drought tolerant, and they brighten up any backyard or hanging plant! Since yellow flowers never go out of style, introduce some fresh varieties to your garden this summer!
Go Bold With Big Colors!
Let’s focus here on Dahlias, Purple Fountain Grass, and Gaura. These kinds of summer flowers come in bright, vibrant colors that always match well with yellow. Dahlias are big, bushy flowers that can come in pink, red-and-yellow, purple, and green. They are mid-to-late season flowers, and so the perfect choice for a surprise star in July. Purple fountain grass flowers are exotic looking, fuzzy, tubular flowers that began as a rose shade and fade to a lovely brown as the summer ends. They can mix up your aesthetic from classic flower shapes and textures. Finally, Gaura flowers are romantic, pink-ish flower nicknamed “Whirling Butterflies,” because of their winged shape and breezy nature. They can grow up to 4 feet tall and require little to no care.
Prepare for the Heat with Pinehurst Landscape Company!
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