April Showers Bring May Flowers: Guide to Planting Spring Bulbs for Summer

Now that we are well into spring, it is the perfect time to start preparing for your summer landscape. Here are some examples of spring bulbs that you can plant to bloom in the summer to make your garden beautiful throughout the upcoming season. Check out our spring bulb guide to planting for summer. Make your neighbors envious of your stunning summer landscape.

Begonias
Large, bold flowers in bright colors such as red, orange, yellow and pink, Begonias are the perfect choice to add a vibrant pop of color to your garden this summer.

Calla Lilies
Appealing, trumpet-shaped flowers that come in shades of white, pink, yellow or red, Calla Lilies are celebrated for their enchanting aroma and charming look. These unique flowers bloom all summer long.

Cannas
Bronze or striped large-leafed, plants featuring yellow, orange, white, red or pink flowers that bloom mid-summer through the first frost of the cooler seasons. Cannas are ideal plants for a tropical garden because of their foliage and color.

Dahlias
Dahlias come in a multitude of different colors, shapes and sizes, as they are one of the most versatile bulbs for the summer garden. The diversity of the Dahlia allows you to use them in many different aspects of your landscape design, from low growing border plants to stately background plantings that can grow up to 6ft tall.

Petunias
Petunias are perfect flowers for summer. Petunias come in a wide assortment of beautiful colors that make every garden or balcony look amazing. Petunias are foolproof favorites for gardeners everywhere because they are dynamic growers and abundant bloomers from mid-spring through late fall.

Sunflowers 
Sunflowers are scenic perennials that will add height and color to every garden. They also attract birds and butterflies. The majority of sunflowers are extremely tough and easy to grow as long as the soil is not waterlogged. Sunflowers are heat and drought-tolerant which makes them the perfect plant for summer.

Summer flowers spice up your garden with some of the most spectacular color of the entire year. If you would like some help planting this spring contact us at Mansell Landscape Management. We can help create a fabulous summer landscape for your home. We offer ongoing landscape maintenance, as well as seasonal landscaping programs. Contact us today for more information about our services.