As Part 1 mentioned, you may be wondering which flowers will grow well during this season. Part 2 will cover four more of the top summer flowers for your Annapolis garden.
Available in pink, red, blue, and purple, hydrangeas are a gorgeous summer flower that grows well in Annapolis. These flowers thrive under full sun or partial sun and even in shady areas. Coming in many varieties, they are quite easy to grow, and caring for them won’t be difficult. Hydrangeas will return every spring if they are taken care of properly.
A terrific summer flower for Annapolis, lavender will bloom in the summer and best thrive in sunny areas and well-drained soil. Its flower emits a strong and pleasant scent that many find irresistible. Get ready for visiting bees and butterflies because lavender attracts pollinators. Put lavender flowers in a vase filled with water, and your home will smell wonderful for up to 10 days.
Formerly used for medicinal benefits, marigolds were thought to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. As their flowers are edible, they can be mixed into salads or used as a garnish for desserts. A great summer flower, marigolds thrive in sunny areas and in most types of soil. Their attractive varieties of gold, red, and orange are ideal for your Annapolis garden during summer. Easy to grow, marigolds can grow up to four feet tall and three feet wide.
Germinating and quickly growing to its flowering stage, zinnias are a terrific summer flower. They thrive under full sun and in moderately-moist loamy soil. Their flowers bloom from summer to the first frost of autumn. Coming in a range of heights, you can select the variety that best fits your garden. Zinnias are annuals so they will need to be replanted yearly.
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