Well, here we are… right the midst of the summer and you are still struggling to figure out what plants will work and will not end up succumbing to the summer heat. I used to think that my green thumb was poisonous, but it turns out that I was just getting bad information. I was putting plants out that had no shot of survival in the direct sun… but now that has all changed.
So, here are a few summer plants and flowers you can add to the design of your custom home for even more curb appeal.
Delphiniums are some of my favorite summer flowers. They can live in full or partial sunlight and dried soil. They can grow up to six feet tall, and coming in some very striking colors (blue is my favorite), they will truly standout in the garden.
Dahlias are a nice option and come in larger (about 12 inches) flowers as well as mini “pom pom” Dahlias.
Asters are spectacular flowers that can grow in full sunlight or light shade. They are native to North America, and, like the Delphinium, they come in some amazing colors that will truly make your garden or landscaping stand out.
Clematis are perfect for those of you looking to fill vertical garden space, such as a trellis. Keep in mind, however, these flowers need about six hours of direct sunlight every day to survive.
Salvias are very comforting to me in that they just say “country.” They come in various colors, with the reds and purples being very popular.
Sunflowers are a summer favorite, and for good reason… they are just naturally beautiful flowers. What would summer be without a sunflower bouquet?
Foxgloves are amazing, and they will truly make a statement in your garden. When cared for properly, they can grow to about six-feet in height, surely catching the eye of anyone walking by. They start blooming early in the summer, however, so you may have to wait until next year for these unless you stop by the local nursery.
Begonias are not the ideal summer flower, as they need moist soil and partial shade to stay healthy. Having said that, if you have a spot in the garden that does not get obliterated by the sun every day, this could be a nice add-on for a splash of color.
Blanket Flowers, or Gaillardias, may be my favorite summertime flower. They have the look of a sunflower, only the colors are even more magnificent. If you can, picture a sunset in the form of a flower, you get an idea of how amazing these plants can look in your garden. And, thankfully, they love the sunlight, so put them out their front and center and do not worry about protecting them from the sun.
You can see the full list of summer flowers as recommended by Good Housekeeping… click here.