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Improve Your Landscaping with these Top 10 Summer Flowers

In the summer months, it’s almost imperative that you work on your landscaping or hire a landscaper. You’re already working on your lawn by now, so why shouldn’t you treat yourself with some eye candy that flowers can bring to your day when you have a moment to relax. You can improve your landscaping with the 10 top summer flowers that we’ll show you in this article, whether it’s surrounding your home, in flower beds, flower pots, or even accenting things like your patio and outdoor décor. You can even surround a tree with flowers.

  1. The Lily of Pineapple
    Pineapple lily looks almost a pineapple, but it’s really just a bunch of leaves. They make an excellent tropical getaway without having to actually try to have the tropics there.
  2. Gloriosa Daisy, aka the Black Eyed Susan
    With bright orange and yellow petals down to their dark brown center, this daisy is an amazing summer plant. It’s also great for fall when the weather cools down as well.
  3. Blanket Flowers
    Blanket flowers, aka Gailardia Aristata, are a great summer flower with a reddish-orange petals and mid-section, edging out to the yellow tips to give that summer glow to any outdoor scene. They also attract butterflies, which is nice.
  4. Surprise Lilies
    Lilies come in numerous colors, and one of the great things about these lilies are a nice white and pink. They smell great, and attract hummingbirds. Be careful to know that parts of lilies are poisonous, so make sure they can’t get consumed.
  5. Daffodils
    This is my wife’s favorite flower. It’s also Eeyore’s favorite flower from Winnie the Pooh, and for good reason. They bloom throughout spring and summer, and even though they’re perennials, they can come back every year if they’re taken care of properly.
  6. Daylilies
    Yet another beautiful flower, but this one actually isn’t a real lily. They’re very easy to grow and the blooms open during the day and close every night. Daylilies are also edible, so you don’t have to worry about any toxins causing problems.
  7. Sunflowers
    Sunflowers are planted for crops and also for the way they look. They can grow huge and they’re a fun yellow flower!
  8. Hibiscus
    This flower can give you splashes of bright hues in your garden or yard, but they’re also edible. You can make tea with the flowers for an herbal treat.
  9. Aster
    This flowers are very similar to daisies, and they can attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and more! They come in all different colors, and can enhance your garden. There are different types of aster flowers (even pompons).
  10. Plumeria
    This tropical plant also are a great way to add some tropical escape to your yard or patio. Their flowers are popular in Hawaiian leis, and they’re actually a small shrub or tree (depending on how you grow it). You don’t have to live in the tropics as long as you have an average of 6 hours of sun and slightly acidic soil.

Conclusion

There is a plethora of flowers that aren’t even on this list that you can use when it comes to making your landscape look like a beautiful oasis, but these are a few that can enhance your outdoors to become a tropical paradise. Be sure you look into caring for each of these as they all have different ways to maintain them.


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