Best Perennial Plants for Summer Color


Article by: Lesley Dietschy

Summer is here and it's time to plant , Your Dream Garden and enjoy the beautiful flowers , Local Shops that blossom during the heat , Gardening Tips and Tricks for Late Autumn of the season. , Improve Garden Soil with Cover Crops A perennial plant , Local Flower Shops is one that remains in the ground for two or more years and ultimately gives a garden , Rose - The Flower of Love and Romance its character. Most perennials , Creativity with Ponds spread readily, filling out gardens , Unusual Daffodil Stories and providing a show of color , Local Flower Shops year after year.

Perennial plants , Wood Sheds come in many colors. , Patio Design Expanding Your Home Outdoors The colors , Local Flower Shops selected will greatly affect the overall look of your garden. , Yellow Headed Spruce Sawfly For example, orange and red are stimulating colors , Amaryllis Secrets that will attract attention. Yellows are warm and refreshing. Blues , Garden Swings Create an Enchanted Garden Setting are cool with the most appeal in the warm summer , Safe Pest Control Tips months. White , Yellow Headed Spruce Sawfly is a neutral and peaceful color , Local Flower Shops that helps other colors , Amaryllis Secrets blend together. Normally, it is best not to have more than two or three dominating colors , Patio Swings Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space with Comfort and Style at one time.

Many perennials , Outdoor Wood Furniture - Check the Method of Construction Before Buying have a distinct bloom period, which lasts anywhere from one week to a month or two. To some gardeners, this may seem like a drawback, since each plant , Corylopsis (Winterhazel) - Spicata does not flower , Yellow Headed Spruce Sawfly all summer. , Understanding Weeds - But mostly How to Kill 'em However, if planned properly, a perennial garden , How to Get Ideas for Designing Your can have blooming flowers , Colorado Blue Spruce And Lush Red Roses all summer , Bonsai Plant Care: What You Need to Know long. Most perennial gardens , Quickly Grow a Natural Privacy Screen or Sound Barrier change with the seasons. , Safe Pest Control Tips For example, you can enjoy pretty Columbines in the spring, , Tractors and Their History vibrant Peonies in the early summer, , Hibiscus Flowers and wonderful Black-eyed Susans in the late summer , Patio Design Expanding Your Home Outdoors - all in the same garden. , Bonsai Plant Care: What You Need to Know One of the finest joys of planting a perennial garden , Colorado Blue Spruce And Lush Red Roses is watching the plants , Amaryllis Secrets and blooms change , Rose - The Flower of Love and Romance with the different seasons. , Home for a Gnome?

While there are hundreds of perennial plants , Corylopsis (Winterhazel) - Spicata available, here are some that flower , Improvements in Robotic Lawn Mowers the best in the warm summer , Planning Saves Money, When Landscaping Your Property months (June-August).

"¢ Bearded or German Iris (various colors)

"¢ Bellflower (white, blue)

"¢ Butterfly Weed , Aluminum Strap Patio Furniture for the Poolside (orange)

"¢ Cardinal Flower , Landscaping Tips: Koi Pond Aeration Needed for Healthy Fish (red)

"¢ Coral-bells (pink, red, white)

"¢ Coreopsis (yellow)

"¢ Corydalis (yellow)

"¢ Cupid's Dart (Blue)

"¢ English Daisy (pink, white)

"¢ European Columbine (various colors)

"¢ Fernleaf Yarrow (yellow)

"¢ Foxglove (various colors)

"¢ Foxtail Lily (pink, yellow, white)

"¢ Harebell (blue, violet, white)

"¢ Hollyhock (various colors)

"¢ Italian Aster (purple)

"¢ Oriental Poppy (red, orange, pink)

"¢ Peony (red, pink, , Bonsai Plant Care: What You Need to Know white, , Colorado Blue Spruce And Lush Red Roses yellow)

"¢ Phlox (white, pink, , Growing Clematis red, lavender)

"¢ Purple Coneflower (purple)

"¢ Red Valerian (red)

"¢ Rose Mallow (white, pink, , Why Patio Benches are a Great Place to Relax and Enjoy rose)

"¢ Sea Holly (gray)

"¢ Shasta Daisy (white)

"¢ Spiderwort (purple)

"¢ Sweet William (various colors)

"¢ Yellow Foxglove (yellow)

Here are five steps to planting a successful perennial , Improvements in Robotic Lawn Mowers garden:

1. Choose a site that gets partial to full sun. , Tips for Choosing a Chiminea for Your Backyard or Patio Although there are some perennials , Wood Sheds that will grow , The Coliseum Is One Of The Best Complete Hydroponic Systems On The Market in full shade, you will have a much larger selection of plants , Invite Spring Early - Grow in Your Basement to choose from if your garden , Wood Sheds receives partial sun. , Patio Design Expanding Your Home Outdoors

2. Choose the best plants , Storage Sheds for your garden. , Landscaping Tips: Koi Pond Aeration Needed for Healthy Fish Check the USDA Zone rating and pick the plants , Tulip Trees - The King of the Magnolias that adapted to growing , Summer Gardening is All Weeding and Watering! in your region.

3. Prepare the soil. , Improvements in Robotic Lawn Mowers It is important to prepare the soil , Bonsai Plant Care: What You Need to Know since the perennial plants , Understanding Weeds - But mostly How to Kill 'em will be occupying the same space for a couple of years or more. Most perennials , Pruning Trees enjoy a moderately rich, loose soil , Tractors and Their History with plenty of organic , 6 Factors that Directly Decide the Landscaping Design of a Home Garden matter.

4. Follow planting instructions that come with the plant. , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying

5. Be diligent about watering the new plants. , Unusual Daffodil Stories Typically, a deep watering once a week is better than a daily sprinkle.

To get your perennial garden , Home for a Gnome? started, follow the above steps and make a trip to your local , Flower Shops nursery. Take your time and familiarize yourself , Safe Pest Control Tips with as many of choices as possible before selecting plants. , Basic Chainsaw Maintenance Be sure to find out what USDA Zone you live in and select the perennial plants , Amaryllis Secrets that are best suited to your region and your garden. , Unusual Daffodil Stories

Happy planting!
Lesley Dietschy is a freelance writer and the creator/editor of the Home , Wood Sheds Decor Exchange website. Please visit the website for home , The Coliseum Is One Of The Best Complete Hydroponic Systems On The Market and garden , Bonsai Plant Care: What You Need to Know decor resources, articles, decorating , Local Flower Shops pictures, a shopping marketplace, free craft , Tips for Choosing a Chiminea for Your Backyard or Patio projects, and more.

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