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When summer finally rolls around, you can pretty much guarantee that most flowers will be in full bloom. Gardens this time of year will be downright stunning—a mix of vibrant hues, rich fragrances, and buzzing life all delighting the senses at one time.
Flower is the easiest way to show your feelings and emotions. When we see beautiful flower, we feel happy. They are a simple and sincere way to lift our spirits. The most beautiful flowers can bring a smile to someone faces who has been sick or having a rough day.
What flower is synonymous with hot summer months? It’s sunflowers, duh. I mean, “sun” is right there in the name! Also, we’re going to give a shout-out to sunflower fields for being perhaps the most Instagram-worthy shot a girl can get. Eight feet tall flowers, anyone?
Unfortunately, you can’t spend every second of summer strolling through sunflower fields. But you can bring some sun to even cloudy days with a bunch of sunflowers.
Spanish, French, or English lavender are sweet herb garden favorites that provide soothing fragrances, flavorings, and beauty all together in little floral packages. More than 40 species are native to areas surrounding the Mediterranean and are semi-evergreen perennials or sub-shrubs with gray-green, hairy, linear leaves and purple, violet, lavender, or pinkish-white flowers. Tiny glands on the flowers, leaves, and stems of the plant produce the scented oil that is used in perfumes, bath preparations, lavender water, and in aromatherapy to relieve stress and anxiety and bring about sleep. Lavender is also prized as a flavoring in cooking, as an ingredient in teas, and for a monofloral honey.
The dahlia is a genus native to Central America, Colombia and Mexico and they are characterized as bushy, tuberous and perennial plants. The plant was named after the botanist Anders Dahl. They are annual blooming plants. There are roughly 30 species and at least 20,000 cultivars. The flower head is a composite with both central disc florets and surrounding ray florets. Each floret is a flower in its own right, but is often incorrectly described as a petal, particularly by horticulturists. In the language of flowers, Dahlias represent dignity and instability, as well as meaning my gratitude exceeds your care. In addition, Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico.
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From white to red, coral, purple, pink, and yellow, peonies can come in a variety of colors! The key to growing a thriving peony is to make sure you plant at the proper time, plant correctly, and of course, care for it all throughout the year, even when they aren’t necessarily in season. Since peonies can grow rather tall (sometimes even as tall as five feet!), you’ll need to make sure that the spot you choose is spacious enough. And remember, peonies can come back year after year, so you’ll need to think long term.
Daisies are found on every continent other than Antarctica and belong to one of the largest known plant families. Daisies symbolized innocence, a connotation that comes from the Victorian era. Based on what color the daisy is, the flower can take on another meaning. Daisy flowers prefer full sun and average soil conditions. Depending on the variation, they can grow to anywhere between 8 inches to 4 feet. Care tip: only water during the summer only if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
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This hardy old-fashioned favorite is an annual your grandma probably planted. It's long been popular with good reason: It's nearly indestructible! It resists pests, blooms all season, and will even handle a light frost. Needs full sun.
Marigolds germinate quickly, sprouting within a few days and blooming in about 8 weeks, making them easy to grow from seed. Sow seeds directly outside after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has begun to warm up. Sow seeds 1 inch apart and water thoroughly after planting. After the seeds sprout, they should be thinned to the following guidelines: French or Signet varieties 8 to 10 inches apart, and African varieties 10 to 12 inches apart. Use landscape scissors or small garden shears to cut the seedlings out, as pulling them out can disturb the roots of the seedlings left behind. Seeds can be started earlier indoors, but with their fast germination time, this really isn’t necessary. Seedlings can be transplanted when 2 inches tall.
Varieties to try: Queen Sophia, Triple Treat
Roses are shrubs or vines native to Europe, North America, and Northwest Africa. Rose owns the most famous pleasant scent in the world. There are 100 different species of roses around the world with different and very eye-catching colors, such as: White, yellow, red, pink, orange, black... The scent of roses is seductive and delicate. and gentle is one of the most favorite scents when using perfume. Some experimental results show that Phenylethanol - the main ingredient in rose fragrance has the effect of inhibiting the secretion of stress hormones. The scent of the past in the minds of modern women reeling from work and choosing natural rose scents is also a way to relieve stress and bring new inspiration. In addition, it also helps to improve the skin's protective function due to stress.
Not only rich people have the conditions to make red by putting incense on their skin and not only women love the scent of roses. Evidence shows that women perfumed with roses is part of the prolongation of the couple's sublimation emotions, a catalyst that makes men more excited in each love affair. The neat, fresh look and the rose scent on the body are the secret "weapon" that helps them keep a man close to them. Roses are widely used in weddings, perfumery, and white baths. Even roses are also used as a herb because they contain quite a lot of vitamin C. As a fairly common flower, you can find them in every garden around the world.
Blooming in spring and summer, the hydrangea is considered a shrub. But despite their ability to be rather large showstoppers in your yard, how to grow hydrangeas isn’t a question even the novice gardener will need to ask – these beauties all but grow themselves. Reaching up to 15 feet in height, the hydrangea grows quickly and often fills in a space in just one summer. You’ll find hydrangeas growing in hardiness Zones 3 to 7 as perennials. With flowers starting in spring and often last throughout summer into early fall, hydrangea flowers can be the foundation plant of your landscape.
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Although the hydrangea’s leaves and flowers appear delicate, they actually don’t require a lot of tender care. These tips provide all you need to know about how to care for hydrangeas.
Water at a rate of 1 inch per week throughout the growing season. Deeply water 3 times a week to encourage root growth. Bigleaf and smooth hydrangeas require more water, but all varieties benefit from consistent moisture. Use a soaker hose to water deeply and keep moisture off the flowers and leaves. Watering in the morning will help prevent hydrangeas from wilting during hot days.
Add mulch underneath your hydrangeas to help keep the soil moist and cool. An organic mulch breaks down over time, adding nutrients and improving soil texture.
Apply fertilizer based on your specific hydrangeas. Each variety has different needs and will benefit from different application timing. The best way to determine your fertility needs is by using a soil test.
Bigleaf hydrangeas need several light fertilizer applications in March, May and June.
Oakleaf and panicle hydrangeas do best with two applications in April and June.
Smooth hydrangea plants only need fertilization once, in late winter.
Protect against pests and disease by choosing cultivars with resistant traits. Leaf spots, bight, wilt and powdery mildew can all appear on hydrangeas. Pests are not common on hydrangeas, but can appear when plants become stressed. Possible pests include aphids, leaf tiers and red spider mites. Properly caring for hydrangeas is your best defense.
Bougainvillea is tough and beautiful — just like you. Its bright red/pink color is gorgeous. But, don’t mess with it or it’ll stick you with its thorns.
These plants hold a secret: their flowers aren’t actually flowers! Rather, they’re a type of leaf called a bract. No matter what they are, one thing’s for certain: you need them in your life.
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Colorful, easy-to-grow zinnias are a beginner gardener’s dream. They can be seeded from the last frost to early summer and will consistently produce blooms all season if dying blooms are deadheaded — truly a “cut and come again” flower. They are herbaceous annuals, native to Mexico, South America, and the southwestern U.S. that are of varying heights, with bright 1” to 7” diameter flowers that are single, semi-double, or double. Zinnias are perfect for a butterfly garden, with their red, pink, purple, yellow, white, or orange blossoms that attract pollinators of all kinds including hummingbirds.
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