Eco-friendly summer gardening is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding types of gardening, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.
By picking the right summer flowers to brighten up your backyard, you’ll be able to empower yourself to have the most vibrant summer garden possible. First, it’s important to consider the climate that your plants will be growing in. Do they need more or less shade? Will they be in direct or indirect sunlight?
Strategizing the placement of plants in your garden will be worth the while when planting summer flowers. Below are five of the best Eco-conscious full sun perennial flowers that will withstand the strong summer heat.
1) Black-Eyed Susan
Similar to the daisy, this flower can sustain itself well in high temperatures. It comes in a few varieties, such as the Cherry Brandy, and can bloom throughout the summer in beautiful yellow tones.
2) Million Bells
Resembling small petunias in a rainbow of colors, these plants are a fun addition to any garden that needs a pop of color. This flower is usually potted to avoid being overwatered, and add to your sustainable Eco-friendly garden.
3) Texas Bluebell
With shades in purple, blue, pink, white, and pale green, the Texas Bluebell is a staple for all flower garden lovers. Known as the Prairie Gentian, this flower is a beautiful addition to your garden.
Because these flowers bloom for up to six months, they are perfect for any gardener who is interested in spending a lot of time in their garden. These fun, bright flowers come in Green Envy, Double Scoop Cranberry, Yellow My Darling, and a few other varieties. They have long-lasting personalities!
5) Russian Sage
This plant is particularly desirable in wooded areas with forest animals as it is said to be deer and rabbit resistant. It blooms in the middle of summer and is a beautiful touch to gardens.
Check out the infographic below if you want to learn more about which flowers to add to your garden to allow it to flourish and grow in the most Eco-friendly way possible.