Summer flowers

summer flowers

Summer is ideal for many flowers, that's why there are so many Flowers of summer. It is a very sun-loving species and as such requires extra care in watering to maintain moisture and beauty. Each one has its peculiarities in shape and color, so do not miss the opportunity to have a colorful and fragrant garden in summer.

For this reason, we are going to dedicate this article to telling you what the main summer flowers are, their characteristics and how they can decorate your garden.

Summer flowers

summer flowers and their characteristics

Sunflower

With its unique sun-chasing conditions, it is an ideal addition to sustaining garden life after spring blooming. The good news is that It is a very easy species to grow and maintain., and can be grown on almost any type of soil. And since it provides one flower per stem that reaches a nice height, you can also use them to decorate the interior of your home and make beautiful arrangements.

Geranium

Geraniums are another notable summer flower, most often used in gardens and on patios. It is a small species, barely exceeding 60 cm, so it can be easily placed in any space. Also, It comes in different varieties and will have flowers of different colors like white or pink.

And, although they are small flowers, their combination in clusters makes them stand out from the rest of the plant, creating a wonderful contrast.

Begonia

The begonia is a species that blooms in summer, but unlike what we imagine, it cannot be placed in direct sunlight. In fact, the idea is that the crabapple trees are smaller, better suited as houseplants and bring a natural touch to the house.

These summer flowers come in different shades, such as orange or red, so you have the opportunity to create your favorite composition. It is important to keep it in the pot because, in any case, the cold weather of winter will not support it.

Lavender

Is it enough to have a single decorative summer flower, or bet it can be a specimen with other uses too? If that's what you're looking for, lavender might be the one for you due to its many benefits.

Produce beautiful lilacs in the first place, and since they don't get very large, they can be accommodated in any available space. It also has a strong aroma that will add aroma to the entire environment, and since it has medicinal properties, you can use it as needed.

Petunia

Petunias are colorful flowers that love warm climates and can even bloom year-round in those conditions. One of its main attractions is the flared structure, which looks outwards as if looking for sunlight. They can come in a variety of colors and even get hybrid species that mix with their base color to produce bicolor flowers. The main tones that we find are violets, pinks and blues.

In addition, it is a species that produces delicate aromas that delight not only the eye but also the smell. Finally, it should be noted that they live in full sun, so you can use them in your garden to embellish any corner or patio as you please.

Aquilegia Vulgaris

Aquilegia vulgaris It is a small plant that produces showy flowers, originally from Spain. Its flowering usually occur in spring and summer and adorns the garden in which it is grown. As for the colors, there are many. They can be presented in a single color or in a mixture of two colors. Of course, it must be taken into account that it is an inedible plant, so care must be taken when choosing where to grow it.

Poppy

The opium poppy is a herbaceous plant that can grow to more than a meter in height and has large flowers up to 15 cm wide. Not only are its characteristic red flowers attractive, but also attract bees.

After World War I, poppies began to grow everywhere. This was because the fields were barren due to the war, but were later enriched with lime from the rubble, providing fertile soil for the poppy to flourish.

It is important to note that most poppies are poisonous in some way. This species contains alkaloid compounds that are toxic to both humans and livestock. No part of the plant should be chewed.

Opium poppy is a good option if you grow poppies for cooking. The seeds are edible and are used to add flavor, crunch and bite to breads and cakes. Be careful, as the seeds of many other poppy varieties are not edible. Also, you should not eat any other parts of the opium poppy plant: they are poisonous.

Summer flower care

poppy

Summer flowers bloom during the hottest time of the year, so it's important to water them. We recommend drip irrigation.

Although in general they are very resistant and even less demanding with the quality of the land in which they are grown, you have to be careful with them. If the idea is to enjoy abundant and spectacular blooms, then you have to take care that they are fertilized and that they can have air circulation (fertilizer, earthworm humus...).

As for pruning, this can be done at the end of winter and it is best to remove only the damaged parts. In any case, you have to look at the specific characteristics of each species at the time of planting to give them exactly what they need.

Characteristics of summer flowers

petunias

Summer flowers are usually colorful, taking up almost every shade on the color wheel. Logically, they need high temperatures to flower, so they can't stand the cold of winter.

They are also easily hardy in full sun, although some known species prefer warm weather but in the shade. Finally, it is important to say that some summer flowers grow quite large, which allows you to create true ornamental pieces.

I hope that with this information you can learn more about the different summer flowers that you can use to decorate your garden or your home.


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