Summer gardens are filled with long days of light, flowers blooming, and of course, heat—so why not make the most of it! Use the suggestions, tips, and guides below to find the perfect summer-loving plants and design your own colorful summer landscape. Plus, get inspired to share your love of gardening with the little ones in your life.
Are your containers ready for a summer spruce up? These 5 unique combinations are designed to bring out the best of each plant. We’ve even included planting diagrams and care instructions for each one to help you along the way. Photos by Jason Ingram. Illustrations by Josh Endres.
For even more container inspiration, check out Designing Abundant Containers, an online course from container expert Karen Chapman, and you’ll be creating your own Pinterest-worthy containers in no time!
If you’re looking for plants that can withstand the summer heat, look no further! These 20 annuals, perennials, and shrubs will not only look great in your garden, but are up for the challenges that summer brings. Order online or check your local garden center. Photo by: Proven Winners.
(from Garden Crossings)
Gardening can teach us so many things, such as responsibility, planning, respect for nature, and (if you’re anything like me) how to learn from our mistakes. Our friends at Garden Crossings put together 5 great tips for starting a garden with kids so they can experience the wonder of watching something they planted grow!
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