I don't know about you, but I cannot wait to get my hands dirty and this snow is not helping matters. With that being said, as the summer winds down, I do get tired of watering and just want to sit back and enjoy my hard work. I get asked a lot, what flowers bloom all summer?
Garden Phlox- They establish quickly with full sun, are low maintenance and long blooming.
Zinnia- Grow these jewel tones annuals in a sunny location. They do need regular watering but you will be happy with the results.
Petunias- Love them or hate them, they have one of the longest flowering seasons from late Spring to mid-Fall.
Hydrangeas- Large long-lasting blooms all summer. Please when the growing season is over they even look pretty dried out.
Yarrow- Oh the health benefits of Yarrow! They add color and have a long blooming season. Cut the flower heads though if you do not want them to spread, as they do self-seed.
Lavender, is one of my favorites. Grows through late summer, smells amazing and beneficial for the bumble bees.
Coreopsis. The colors are almost limitless. They bloom all summer in full sun and have a bushy growth habitat.
Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) - Plant in full sun and they will keep blooming until the first frost arrives.
Catmint, not Catnip. Do not get the two confused. Catmint is a small shrubby perennial that blooms into the fall that has a beautiful fragrance.
Daylilies - One of the easiest perennials to care for if you want all summer-long flowers in your yard. They come in an array of colors that really don't need much care. They are drought-tolerant and thrive in full sun. Each bloom does not last really long, but each plant will continue producing throughout the summer and into the fall.