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10 Flowers to Plant for Summer Blooms

Summer is finally here! It's time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful colors the season has to offer. Here is just a small listing of some of the beautiful blooms you can add to your garden for bursts of color throughout the summer season.

1. Coneflower Coneflower, which is also known as echinacea, are most known for their purplish/pink color, but there are variations of the flower in whites, yellows, oranges and reds. This flower will bring in the pollinators for your other blooms and are a big hit with butterflies.

2. Shasta Daisy

These pure white flowers will fill your garden throughout the summer. After they bloom you can cut them back so that new growth will occur and you will get new blooms.

3. Hydrangea

There are many varies of this perennial. The plant prefers part shade. Blooms can range from purple, blue, white and pink.

4. Impatiens

This plant is an annual that works best in the shade, but can tolerate part sun. They look beautiful in container gardens and work well as borders in your shady beds.

5. Marigold

Marigolds are another annual flower, it comes in shades of yellow and orange. They are known for keeping away mosquitos and other pests, so they are a great addition to vegetable gardens or container gardens.

6. Sunflower

Sunflowers are great to add to the back of your garden or near a fence because of how tall they get. They bloom from mid-summer to early fall. Sunflowers come in so many varieties. They even come in a shade of black!

7. Zinnia

This annual is easy to grow from seeds and are great for cut arrangements. They are also a favorite flower to hummingbirds and butterflies. They come in a variety of colors and really add a pop of color to your garden.

8. Carnations

Carnations come in a variety of colors and range from 12” to 24” in height. These are perennial flowers.

9. Black-eyed Susans

The Black-eyed Susan is actually a wildflower that is easy to grow. It prefers full sun and will attract butterflies and birds. They bloom from July-September. They do spread easily.

10. Lavender

Lavender is a herb and a perennial. Its purple flowers can be used to make candles, potpourri or you can even cook with it.

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