Summer Blooming Shrubs

During the lazy days of summer there’s often nothing more you’d rather do than relax in your own backyard. Whether it’s napping in a hammock, reading a great book under a big shade tree or gathering with a few friends for drinks, it all seems better done outside.

More About Summer Blooming Shrubs

When you include summer blooming shrubs in your yard, you transform a hot, dry and possibly uncomfortable space into an oasis of lush beauty. The feelings of vitality and delight you get from these summer superstars can truly transform your living space.

Summer flowers are essential for busy butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators. Not only are these garden friends fun to watch, they help to increase the productivity of your vegetable and cut flower gardens.

Some flowering shrubs are wonderfully fragrant. Try planting Knockout roses, summersweet or butterfly bush close to decks and patios and breathe in their fabulous aromas. These same flowers are also terrific for cutting for vases and flower arrangements.

There’s a summer-blooming shrub for just about any spot in your garden. Spirea, abelia and dwarf weigela are perfect in small spaces. Roses, hydrangea and summersweet are popular mid-sized growers and make lovely hedges. Rose of Sharon and viburnums are terrific choices for the back of the garden. Most of these plants are super long-blooming, providing flowers well into autumn.

Don’t hesitate! You’ll want to plant these summer-flowering shrubs now so you can enjoy the full extent of their glory!