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8 Plants for Summer Color Now

Posted on July 17, 2017



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It’s mid-July and prime BBQ season for many Long Islanders. We all want the same thing in our backyard – a bright and beautiful place to entertain family and friends. It’s not too late to add flowering plants! Here are eight of our favorite plants for Summer color now.

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush
This easy care and low maintenance plant produces large arching branches with masses of fragrant flowers mid-summer till fall. Butterfly bush works well in any sunny spot including seaside gardens.  Available in a myriad of colors from white and pink to many shades of purple, butterfly bush really do attract butterflies to the garden!

 

 

Endless Summer Hydrangea Flower

Hydrangea

Hydrangea
Hydrangeas are one of the most popular landscape plants on Long Island. Many varieties are available including my favorites Endless Summer and Limelight. Hydrangea bring ornamental value to the garden for months of enjoyment each growing season. From small shrubs to larger shrubs and tree forms, there is definitely a hydrangea for every garden.

 

 

Purple Magic Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle
Although crape myrtle may remind you of vacations in the South, there are many varieties that will flourish right here in your Long Island garden this summer. Plant your crape myrtle in full sun and then sit back and enjoy the beauty of the bark, foliage and flowers.

 

 

 

Moonshine Yarrow

‘Moonshine’ Yarrow

Yarrow
Attract butterflies to your garden with beautiful perennial yarrow. The plant is smothered in stunning flat-top flowers from late spring to late summer in a myriad of colors from yellow to red and beyond.

 

 

 

 

Annual Flowering Plants Hicks Nurseries

Annual Flowering plants at Hicks Nurseries.

Flowering Annuals
Annuals are probably the easiest and quickest way to transform your garden for the summer. Hicks Nurseries has a large selection of all of your favorite colors and styles of flowering annuals in-stock including patio pots and hanging baskets.

 

 

 

Bromeliad

Bromeliad

Bromeliads & Other Tropical Houseplants
It’s not too late to give your houseplants a vacation outdoors. Colorful beauties including croton, bromeliads and palm plants may be transferred to your patio, entryway or flower beds now until Fall. Doesn’t everyone deserve a summer vacation?

 

 

 

Although you may have planted your flower beds back in early June, you may notice a few empty spots that could use a little color. Create a bright, flowering garden with these summer flowering plants now. Hicks Nurseries has everything you need.

 

Additional Information:

Hydrangea for Summer Color

Growing Annuals

Watering the Right Way

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