Summer - The Best Plants to Grow in Your Garden
Gardening in the summer can be both rewarding and challenging, but choosing the right plants is key to success.
Consider Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), an easy-to-grow perennial that loves the sun and provides vibrant yellow flowers. The Coneflower (Echinacea) is another great choice for summer, with its long-lasting blooms that attract pollinators and come in a variety of colors.
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For something different, try Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), which delivers a beautiful cloud of lavender-blue flowers above silvery foliage. Lavender is another summer favorite, loved for its scent, color, and heat and drought resistance.
For summer greenery, consider ferns, which thrive in shady, damp spots. Ornamental grasses, like Fountain grass (Pennisetum) and Maiden grass (Miscanthus), also stand out in the summer, providing movement and texture.