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Flower Spikes Nail Impact in Summer Gardens
"spiky flowers and plants that create excitement and drama... spiky flowers are particularly present in early summer. Here are a few of my favorites... If a plant is a long investment, flammable, AND an irritant, I'm probably not going... going to plant it in my garden! But the false indigo is very pretty... @aeykelbo:... ;-) Gas-plant, Dictamnus, a nostalgic favorite since first encountered in my grandma's... of this plant is delightful, intense, even bordering on overpowering. Sweet sent of..."
Sweeten a Summer Garden With Pink Flowers
Whether you stir in hot pinks or sprinkle in some pastels, pink blooms can make your garden deliciously pretty
"and blue flowers. Now that Independence Day has passed, though, we're moving on to... spring. Plant flowering fruit trees in tandem with Eastern redbuds and flowering almond... before summer. Pink whispers femininity when it is pastel and shouts it when it is... These flowering fruit trees are perfect for forcing each winter for a burst of springtime... stand-alone plants in mixed borders or display them en masse for an intoxicating effect..."
Attract Hummingbirds and Bees With These Beautiful Summer Flowers
U.S. native plants: Roll out a welcome mat for pollinators to keep your landscape in balance and thriving
"native plants: Roll out a welcome mat for pollinators to keep your landscape in balance... look at summer-blooming native plants hailing from coast to coast that will help keep... what we plant, it's important to respect our natural landscapes and the wildlife they... native plants are essential for a thriving, healthy environment. Busy pollinators... didn't plant them in time. If I chill them, do you think I can plant this summer?..."
Great Design Plant: Paint the Summer Landscape With Desert Willow
If the vibrant flowers of this Southwestern native tree don't blow you away, the hummingbirds, fire resistance and low maintenance will
"vibrant flowers of this Southwestern native tree don't blow you away, the hummingbirds... beautiful flowers, which make it a popular choice for warm-climate gardeners. Whether... The plant is gorgeous and the flower even prettier. I've been looking for a desert... like this plant. Does anyone else have a tried and true plant they would suggest for... re-stock My plants of one of those varieties, was planted from seed last fall and three..."
7 Deer-Resistant Flowers for Your Summer Containers
Grow these as protection for edibles or just for their colorful beauty — deer might not like them, but everyone else will
"consider planting a few deer-resistant flowers to defend your more delicate plantings... certain plants. Here are some of my go-to flowers when I know deer may pose a problem... plantings. Plants considered deer resistant also tend to be rabbit and squirrel resistant... these plants. But there's no guarantee. The truth is, deer will eat anything if they... beautiful flowers. Can anyone suggest flowering plants that the iguanas do not like or..."
Get Coneflower Blooms All Summer Long
Plant these 5 native species to bring beauty to the garden — and pollen to the insects — from June through August
"Plant these 5 native species to bring beauty to the garden — and pollen to the insects... weird flower heads that are all petals, like some sort of deformed pompom. Two caveats... local plants, I also think the following will provide a bit more insect benefit and... of my plants. The new plants apparently came with Asters Yellow disease and since... but I plant them anyway because they are so pretty and low-maintenance. Our birds..."
10 Perennials to Extend Your Garden's Summer Color
Revive summer-weary gardens with outstanding late bloomers such as toad lily, Russian sage, blanket flower and more
"evive summer-weary gardens with outstanding late bloomers such as toad lily, Russian... days of summer get the best of your garden blooms, there’s still time to create a fetching... mother plant. The new plants have small fairly insignificant flowers and are a royal... these plants in my garden in Kentucky and they were almost all plants that could... front flower garden where I originally planted them. I transplanted some to one..."
Great Design Plant: Rockrose
Dry summer heat and poor soil won't quell the profuse papery blossoms of rockrose, a low-maintenance champion
"Dry summer heat and poor soil won't quell the profuse papery blossoms of rockrose... other plants flounder. Poor soil, dry summer heat and rocky hillsides only result... y, so plant in a confined area to limit it's area; new plants that pop up can be... up the plants Over here in Gt Britain we have a pink Cistus with a deep pink basal... smothered in flowers this season-must have been all the wet weather we had. But didn't..."
Great Design Plant: Lavender Cotton
Sun-loving santolina can take the summer heat, brightening up any garden style with bursts of yellow blossoms
"take the summer heat, brightening up any garden style with bursts of yellow blossoms... tense summer sun can leave plants scorched and depleted by late summer, making for... because this plant can take the heat.... tough plant. I love the scent of the foliage and the charming little yellow flowers... Spring and Summer it bounces back beautifully. Note: After trimming it can be a little... green plant placed in front of it! I've been looking for a replacement for stachys..."
Great Design Plant: Iranian Wood Sage
Architecturally spiky yet soft in a breeze, this heat-tolerant plant brings on the butterflies and gives gardens a delicious scent
"heat-tolerant plant brings on the butterflies and gives gardens a delicious scent... Summer is here and the heat is on, with the sweet scents of the garden permeating... among the summer bloomers infusing landscapes with its deliciousness — both visually... I have planted them in my garden and they look beautiful in big masses. I live... interest: Summer flowersWhen to plant: Plant seedlings in spring or fall; self-sows profusely..."
Summer Crops: How to Grow Squash
Almost foolproof and with cheerful flowers, squash comes in a wide range of varieties to plant in spring
"cheerful flowers, squash comes in a wide range of varieties to plant in spring... during the summer months. Winter squashes aren’t harvested until late in the summer or... easy-to-grow plant is almost guaranteed to thrive and produce an abundant crop, even if... fruit in summer; squash also stores well long-term after the harvest for soups and winter... terms “summer” and “winter" used to define them. These names refer to when that variety..."
Summer Gardens Sing With Blues
"Pure blue plantings are sought after and have even been stolen. And gardeners dedicate... single blue flower. Don't stop wishing for a true blue rose, but in the meantime, try... before you plant too many like I did, realize they are very thirsty plants. We are e... Euphorbia plants to your ideabook. Another plant I love for CA gardens with beautiful... gardening and flowers! Love, love, love hydrangeas! I recently planted masses of them in..."
How to Go Bold With Summer Garden Color
Get dramatic color in your garden from summer through fall with these tips for plantings, furniture and backdrops
"garden from summer through fall with these tips for plantings, furniture and backdrops... while summer plantings are in their prime. Fall is a great time to get many of these... on a summer afternoon, you'll find that some gardens stand out from the rest. Some... tropical plants that stand out even from the comfort of an air-conditioned car. While... I love plants with purple or blue flowers. Nice article! thanks for highlighting..."
Great Design Plant: Feed Wildlife With Flowering Currant
Blossoms and berries make this plant irresistible to birds, bees and other critters — and a treat for the eyes too
"make this plant irresistible to birds, bees and other critters — and a treat for the... bright flowers appearing in late winter to early spring, flowering currants (Ribes... gardens. Flowering currants are popular native plants in the Pacific Northwest, not... find the flowers similarly irresistible. In fall, powdery blue-black berries offer... on the plants starting in June, and watch as they fatten in size and turn powdery..."
6 Water-Wise Perennials for Blazing High-Altitude Summers
Scorching weather and high elevations don't have to mean scraggly plantings. These blooms are as gorgeous as they are tough
"scraggly plantings. These blooms are as gorgeous as they are tough... collection of plants presented here offers many weeks of showy flowers with little care or... days of summer with the beautiful blooms of these tough perennials. Gardening at high... native plants and those that are well adapted to these difficult growing conditions... electric blue plant! Thanks for beautiful flower ideas for my Denver yard! Was wondering..."