Summer Flowers

  Summer Flowers
Flowers are a wonderful way to add color, depth, and beauty to your summer yard. In fact, flowers will even give your house and yard enough curb appeal to actually increase the value of it in many cases. Summer flowers and plants are a superb way to give your home an instantly loved look. Your summer flowers will do best when they are purchased ready to set outdoors--garden centers offer plants that are already hardy and often times a few inches tall so that you have the best chance to get great sturdy flowers out into your garden and see them begin to bloom in record time. Selecting the right summer flowers can be a bit daunting. Depending on where you live, certain things will thrive while others will seem to simply wilt away. Beautiful summer flowers are everyone\'s goal, so tending your garden with not only food and water, but also some common sense is in order. If you live in the desert southwest, chances are plants such as forest flowers from the eastern United States aren\'t going to grow well for you without a great deal of fussing and a lot of effort. Your garden shouldn\'t be a continuous chore that you don\'t have time to enjoy. It should offer an endless array of colors and textures, and bring you a great deal of pleasure in the planting and the tending. To that end, in most cases, growing plants that are native to your area is a great way to function. Native plants are those that are geared toward the climate and the weather of your particular part of the world. Native plant societies and multiple sites on the Internet can advise you about the native plants in your area. Many plants will actually grow well in different climates, from the northeast to the southwest. These hardy outdoor heat resistant blooms will give you some great choices to put into your garden no matter where you live. Some beautiful summer flowers that will stand up to the sun and the heat are petunias, zinnias, marigolds (which also have the added advantage of repelling insects naturally) as well as deer grass and multiple other kinds of decorative grasses. If you are working with shade for part of the day, you might consider planting flowers that are a little more delicate such as impatiens and columbine. Selecting your plants should be done based on color, as well as where they will thrive, and when they will bloom. Giving yourself color from spring to fall means planting a wide variety of things that will bloom in all seasons. Native planting does offer this type of flora for you too. If you look around your area and see other gardens, observe what grows well and what seems to wilt and just not thrive. You will see that planting native plants, or at least those that are geared to suit your climate will be the best move for any garden. In addition to giving you splashes of color or green where you want them, planting native summer flowers will afford you the opportunity to bring in more than admiring glances from your neighbors. Planting native summer flowers to your garden means that you get the added advantage of bringing in beautiful butterflies and other wildlife such as hummingbirds that will add nearly as much color to your garden as your flowers do.