Quick Tips To Get Your Summer Garden Blooming
Spring has sprung and today is the first official day of summer. If you are finally finding time to tend your garden, don’t feel guilty — just get dirty!
In one June weekend, you can have your yard looking colorful and smelling sweet. All it takes is a shovel, a design idea and a knowledgeable trip to a greenhouse.
Whether a rose is your favorite or you know nothing about flowers, you can make you yard beautiful without being a professional landscaper. Below are several types of flowers that will have your garden looking gorgeous this summer and you blushing from all your neighbors’ compliments.
Snowdrift Rose – The perfumed petals of this vigorous plant will provide a pleasant scent to your outdoors. Also, the stems are nice and long for cutting and creating indoor arrangements.
Black-Eyed Susan – After these vivid yellow flowers have bloomed, cut them back in order to ensure a second round of blossoms.
Dwarf Sunflower – If you love the large varietal, but don’t have the room, consider this smaller cousin.
English Lavender – This dark blue and purple flower is a tough plant that does well in even the hottest of climates.
Hydrangea – To take up more space, these little shrubs produce beautiful white clusters of flowers that fade to shades of pink and green.
Marigold – These traditional crimson blooms grow low and spread quickly, which makes them the perfect plant for a flowerbed border.
Petunia – The newer varieties of these full-sun flowers are low maintenance because they self-clean. The old blooms drop off without you needing to prune.
Summersweet – If you have a shady spot, this pink or white plant with its gold colored leaves will have the space feeling vibrant.
Zinnia – These long-lasting yellow, red and orange flowers will bloom well into fall.
A rose can be red, violets are blue — but you don’t have to feel that way about your garden.
Take one weekend this month to tame your flowerbeds, introduce a few budding plants and enjoy their fragrant scents for the rest of the summer.