Shrubs that Flower in the Summer (2/2)
Posted by lawntips on July 15, 2012
For your landscape to remain beautiful throughout the seasons, you need to have something of interest in each season. Therefore, the first step in a do-it-yourself landscaping project is for you to conduct a research. The intention is to have some flowering trees during summer and spring, fall foliage over the autumn season and those that are favorable for winter. You have to choose shrubs that are drought tolerant so that as you plant them in spring, they will not succumb to the summer heat. As for flowers, consider the light and soil necessities before buying any prospective flowers for your lawn. It is very important to match the flower types to their space for beauty and consistency. There are quite a number of summer flowering shrubs that are easy to grow and maintain thus producing a very brilliant bloom even in the face of the glaring summer heat. These include the following;
Potentilla – This is another common and very easy shrub to grow. Blooming starts in late spring and lingers through the autumn season. The flowers are very beautiful and come in shades of orange, cheery yellow, red, orange and white. They almost appear like single roses and normally attract lots of butterflies. The shrub has divided foliage that is very attractive. Well drained soil and full sun are ideal conditions for the shrub.
Reblooming Hydrangea – This is another of the hydrangeas that is just amazing. It can also be referred to as the endless summer shrub. It bears flowers upon fresh growth. There is therefore a lot of bloom that runs across the summer season. The shrub does well in a partly shady environment with soil that is very well drained.
Rock Rose – These are very drought tolerant shrubs making them extremely easy to grow and maintain all through the summer season. They are very fine-looking and produce bright flowers that are rose-like all through the summer season. The shrub blooms in a wide array of colors right from pink and purple to lavender and white. Their full height is up to five feet tall. They really augment well with other shrubs and add value to your landscaping all together.
Rose of Sharon – This is a very reliable shrub in terms of providing many colors throughout summer. The shrub produces blooms that are tropical-looking with shades of lavender-blue, pink and white. When you go to shop for the shrub, be keen to select the sterile varieties. These are preferable because they do not fill the yard with myriad weedy seedlings.
Planting these summer flowering shrubs will ensure that there is bloom in your yard throughout the summer season despite the prevailing heat.