The summer is when you want to use the garden the most. However, the humidity and heat of the summer can batter any garden. Fortunately, is that many plant products thrive in the summer making sure that your garden stays pretty and welcoming throughout these months. There are lots of things that you need to consider when picking your plants though. For example, where you place them is important. You are going to need hardier plants to sit in areas with the most sun. Here are just a few plants that will be able to survive the summer heat.
These small white flowers love to sit in the sun for long periods of time. It is why they are used most of the time for edging in gardens. They are a great way to denote where your lawn ends and can be used to fill in cracks in your walkways. Not only this but they bring a honey-like fragrance to the garden. Depending on the variety, it is possible to get them in pink and yellow, it all depends on what color scheme you are wanting to follow.
Don’t let the bright colors of these plants fool you they are extremely hardy and durable. Despite their bright pink, yellow, and purple colors they are very heat tolerant and do well in a drought. The best part is that hummingbirds and butterflies are also partial to these flowers as well so if you are lucking to introduce wildlife to your garden then these are a great option. In warmer places, these flowers may even survive the winter in a small shrub form. They should be planted at the front of borders and in areas with the most sun.
These flowers are almost designed to attract the eye and to impact the viewer. They have fabulous leaves and are found in striking colors throughout the year. One of the most popular varieties is ruby red. Cannas are versatile plants and can be grown in landscapes or containers. Unfortunately, they are not as hardy as some other options and will need to be stored over the winter. They need a lot of suns but not to be out in it all the time.
The portulaca is a low-growing succulent plant that comes in a variety of tones resembling jewels. These little plants will continue to flower all summer long. They produce fleshly leaves that make them very drought-resistant and heat tolerant. They look great in rock gardens or near the front of borders. It is important to note that these plants need full sun so would be best situated near the front of borders or in rock gardens with unlimited access to the sun.
Planting in your garden
This is a stressful time for any gardener, especially if you are new to it. Seeking advice from experts can help and getting a plan in place is essential. Otherwise, by the end of summer, you may have a very bleak-looking garden.