Summer flowers are a great way to add beauty to your garden. Flowers also provide a variety of colors, shapes, and textures that can make any garden more interesting. They are also excellent for attracting pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.
There are many colorful flowers that are in bloom during the summer months from Dahlias to Sunflowers. The colors are so vibrant and the scents so refreshing that it is hard not to feel rejuvenated when you are around them. But why do summer flowers make for such great additions to your garden?
The answer is simple: summer flowers are easy to grow, they can withstand the heat, they require little maintenance and they come in an array of colors!
Color is a powerful tool for gardeners. It can be used to convey meaning, create moods, and influence behavior. It can even help plants grow better!
The use of color in gardens dates back thousands of years with evidence of this in gardens found in ancient China and Egypt. Different cultures have developed their own traditions for using color in their gardens. This includes Japan, where the use of red and white is seen as a symbol of good luck. In Turkey, blue is seen as a symbol of happiness while green is seen as a sign that there will be prosperity. In different cultures across the world, the use of flowers is an important part of gardening.
Different colors have different effects on the mood of people. For example, reds and oranges are warm colors that stimulate energy, while blues are calming colors that create a sense of calm and relaxation.
Here are popular summer flowers with colors you can try growing in your garden:
Blue - Blue flowers are a striking addition to any garden. They can make an otherwise drab garden feel alive. Blue is associated with calmness and serenity, which makes them perfect for those who want a tranquil space in their backyards. Blue flowers are often overlooked because they are not as common as other colors such as pink, yellow, and purple. They can help attract butterflies and bees to your garden, which will help pollinate your plants that produce fruits and vegetables. Try using blue with other colors such as bright or light pink, and yellow. Blue flowers to consider for your garden are:
- Morning Glory
Orange – Orange flowers have a symbolic meaning while adding color and vibrancy to any garden. They represent happiness, warmth, and enthusiasm. It is a fun, joyful, and playful color. Orange is both energetic and cautious. Orange suggests freshness, vitality, and good health. These flowers look great when planted next to other colors, like pink or purple. Here are a few wonderful summer orange flowers:
- Butterfly Weed
Purple - When you grow purple flowers, they will provide a beautiful contrast against green foliage or other colors in the garden. They can be used as filler flowers, or as a focal point in the garden. Purple adds depth and richness to a garden. It can be bold or quiet depending on the shade being used. The power of purple really shows when used with yellow. We also think it looks great with orange. Here are our favorite purple flowers:
Red - Red flowers can be used to add a pop of color to a garden. They can also be used as an accent in combination with other colors. Red flowers are one of the most powerful colors, that you can use in your garden. It is a strong and vibrant color that is sure to stand out. Red flowers look good with orange and yellow, as well as white. Try growing these red flowers:
- Tuberous Begonias
Yellow - Yellow flowers are a common and popular color. They are a sign of happiness, and joy, and also signify hope, understanding, and warmth. In gardening, yellow flowers are often used as ground cover in shady areas. This is because they can grow in the shade and provide a splash of color to an otherwise drab-looking area. They can be used as an accent color, or they can be the focus of the garden. Several great yellow flowers are:
- Black-Eyed Susan
Pink - Pink flowers have a calming effect on the human mind. The colors pink, red, and white are among the most popular flowers for gardens. These colors are known for their ability to lift people's moods and make them feel happier. The contrast of these colors against green plants is what makes them so eye-catching and beautiful. The best thing about pink flowers is that they come in different shades and types of pinks. The most popular varieties are cerise (deep pink), hot pink (bright pink), light pink, peach pink (soft, peach-colored pink), and mauve (a soft, light purple color). Several great pink flowers are:
- Calibrachoa or Petunias
Let us know your favorite color flowers to plant in the garden!