Flowers are an avid indication that summer is near. Beautiful gardens filled with blooming buds sprouting up to become gorgeous flowers and a clear blue sky with birds chirping in green trees are some of the features of summer’s divine and beautiful landscape.
If you are a garden lover, you would definitely know what we are talking about. Here are some specifically selected flowers that are found in the suburbs of Pakistan that you can use in your garden to add more to its beauty:
Frangipanis can bloom from December to April (basically all spring), and blossom in well-drained soil, sufficient sunlight and frost-free surroundings. They are one of the best trees for tolerating salty air along the coast which is why they are perfect for tropical areas in summer.
The gorgeous scent of gardenia flowers captivates a garden completely. The flower needs fertilizer each season and water, they are heavy feeders and carry plentiful flowers and lush green leaves once in full bloom.
This plant is a bird attracting and garden brightening plant. Bottle brush requires just a little concentration once sowed in the soil. They can grow with a native fertilizer in spring and weekly watering can this flower a bright spark in your veranda.
Echinacea ‘Sundown’ is a hybrid between E. Purpurea and E. Paradoxa. It has shades of copper and rosy coral that differ in vigor with the season and flowering age. It has a flat-topped cone in the middle of the petals and has a honey fragrance. The plant can grow to around 60–90cm.
Dahlia is a bold flower in a series of exciting colors capable of growing from tuberous roots. The flower only requires a light shade in hot areas and a little moisture to keep it running. The huge flower can bring life to your garden instantly.
Zinnias are colorful flowers that attract birds and insects, including butterflies and hummingbirds. Swallowtail, Monarch, Painted Lady, and other butterflies feed on the flowers’ nectar. The flowers can easily get the natural cycle of your garden going. Sparrows, goldfinches, and other birds eat up the Zinnia’s seeds so you need to be a bit careful while planting them.
New species of dwarf bougainvilleas, the ‘Bambino Bougs’ do wonders in pots and more cramped , square gardens. If you have the room nothing says summer like a scrambling bush of Bouganvillea over your fence.
Carnations are also commonly referred to by their scientific name, "Dianthus". These are interestingly known as the "The Flowers of God".
The single flower of a Carnation has 5 petals and differs from white to pink to purple in colors. A more hybrid form may have double flowers with as many as 40 petals. Carnations are bisexual flowers growing in a branched cluster. Carnations need some hours of full sun each day and should be kept moist.
Chrysanthemum flowers come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes all with different colors. The traditional color is yellow but other popular colors are white, purple, and red.The flower has as many as nine types with different clusters.
Perennial Hibiscus (H. Moscheutos):
Also known as rose-mallow and swamp hibiscus this flower comes in huge red, pink or white colors and can be as much as 2 to 8 feet high, depending on the variety. Flowers flourish from late spring until winters.
Purple Wave Petunia (Petunia F1 ‘Wave Purple’):
Purple Wave Petunias (and later Wave introductions in pinks and lilac) are more like vines that can grow along your garden. These plants are perfect for budding in hanging containers, along retaining walls or even as a ground cover. It requires full sunlight and water on a regular basis.
Summer is a season of beautiful flowers and gardens. Find out which flowers are perfect to grow in summer in the suburbs.