Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Best Easy Summer Flowers For Your Garden
You want growing the Best Summer Flowers to be relaxing and a joyful hobby, not a burden for you. Here are some of the easiest flowers to get a hold of and plant during the summer.
Asters - Asters are beautiful perennials and are one of most popular flowers for a summer garden, as well as in the fall. Its' name derives from the Latin word "star". They bloom through summer and almost nonstop into fall, if you keep the spent flowers picked. If you are desiring a flower in your garden with length, Asters can reach up to 8 feet tall. These are daisy-like flowers that are available in rich purple, lavender, pink, or white. They also make for great, fresh cut flowers for an arrangement or floral decor for your special occasions.
Dahlia - The Dahlia is one of the boldest blooms for its' vibrant, rich colors and it is a well-known cut flower. They grow from tuberous roots. They are adored by many and so fitting for the summer season. You won't have any concern about care for these flowers because they are easy to maintain. Just make sure you provide light shade in hot areas for this elegant flower. Expert dahlia growers do recommend pinching off the first crop of side flower buds to encourage vigorous plant branching and larger Dahlias.
Gloriosa Daisies - These flowers have deep golden petals that radiate from chocolate centers on 2- to 4-inch-wide flowers. This plant reaches up 4 feet tall and 1 ½ feet wide. There are shorter varieties of the same flower, such as the ‘Goldilocks’ and ‘Toto’, that reach 10 inches tall.
Gaura - This airy flower is known as the "whirling butterflies" for its' butterfly-like petals. They can become up to 4 feet tall, and Gauras come in pink and white. Gauras have long reddish stems that bear loose panicles of flowers, which open from pink buds. In beds and borders, they are best massed for greater effect or can be planted in small groups among shrubs. Gaura prefers rich, well-drained soil and they do not tolerate wet feet. Cut back by half after the first bloom flush for rebloom, and they grow best during night time when its' cool.
All of these are easy summer flowers to plant for your garden. If you need floral arrangements made up of cut flowers that you don't grow on your own, you can always count on Peachtree Petals. We are a well-known Atlanta Florist that can provide you with the superior, seasonal flowers in the area. We are a nationally recognized Master Florist, as well as a recipient of Atlanta's #1 Voted Florist. Our professional designers have over 50 years of combined experience and absolutely love their craft. We also offer our signature same-day delivery within the Atlanta and Metro Atlanta areas. Up to 3pm daily, you can place your order and Peachtree Petals can perform your Marietta Flower Delivery the same day in no time at all. Call Peachtree Petals and have your stunning floral arrangement delivered today!
Reference: www.sunset.com, 9 easy summer flowers; www.bhg.com