Good quality landscape design can improve your home's appeal and value. Of course, knowing what to plant and how to plant it can be challenging if you are not familiar with landscaping. Fortunately, help is available for homeowners who want texture and color even when temperatures are warmer outside. This guide will give you a few plant ideas to consider if you want color throughout the summer season.
Even though they are annuals, which only last a season, petunias are great flowers to plant if you want color that lasts throughout the warmer summer season. Available in a variety of colors including pink, white, red, and purple.
There are a few different varieties of petunias.
For example, if you want to add color in your plants, hanging baskets, and other containers, consider the Grandiflora petunias. These offer larger flowers, making them great accent pieces. Because they do not do well with heavy moisture that may occur if it rains, they are best in containers, and not planted in flowerbeds.
For accent flowers in your actual flowerbeds, opt for the Multiflora petunias. They may have smaller floral blooms, but these petunias stand up well against heat and excess moisture.
Virginia Bluebells are a type of perennial, so you will not only enjoy the lush greenery and blue flowers one summer of the year since they will come back each year as long as they are properly maintained.
Choose a shady location for these flowers and plant with other shade-loving perennials. Hosta works well around the colorful Virginia Bluebells.
Also, Virginia Bluebells are native to woodland areas. They are a type of wildflower that thrives in not only shade but also moist soil conditions. If you are planting in a shady area that tends to be more on the dry side, make sure to water it thoroughly to keep the soil moist.
The daylily is one of the easiest perennials to grow and maintain, plus is it is a great option for greenery throughout the year and floral blooms in the summer. They tolerate multiple types of soil conditions and will grow and thrive in sun, shade, or a combination of both. Daylilies are also tolerant to most diseases and pests. However, animals, mostly deer, do like to nibble on these plants.
Enjoy color and texture by combining daylilies with creeping phlox, which blooms in the spring, and one of the other above summer-blooming plants. Or, plant alone as an accent around your mailbox for fun and whimsy.
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