- Planning a garden for the summer!
- Plants that bloom in summer
- Climbing vines that bloom in summer
- Shrubs that bloom in summer
- Herbaceous perennials of summer
- Some annual herbaceous summer:
- Advantages of garden planning
Planning a garden for the summer!
Plants that bloom in summer
In December, with the arrival of summer, the explosion of colors continues in the streets and gardens.
The flowering ensues, enchanting our natalies and the season.
For some Brazilian states that have more defined seasons of cold winters, such as Southeast and South, the difference in plants in spring and summer are much more exuberant.
The others have the privilege of spectacular vegetation all year round, due to the plants of tropical characteristics, lots of foliage and flowers of exotic format.
In the summer, some trees likesibipiruna (Caesalpina peltophoroides) and TheHallelujah or fedegoso (Senna machanthera), of yellow flowers in abundant flowering.
As we move through the summer,tibuchinas (Tibouchina urvelliana) begin to dazzle us with the flowering in pink or purple, ornamenting gardens and streets.
Climbing vines that bloom in summer
The shrubs are what give the gardens an identity, composing spaces, decorating corners, pergolas and walls.
When designing a garden we can include vines that bloom during the summer, among many we suggestyellow alamanda (Allamanda cathartica), aChinese trumpet (Campsis grandiflora) it's thelove-grab (Antigonon leptopus).
We will choose one of them, because the bright yellow of the alamanda illuminates the space and is also very vibrant.
Its color would not be harmonious with the Chinese trumpet which is rosy orange, also very floriferous and invading type of spaces, needing a high wall to develop in all its splendor.
Olove grab is a climbing vine.
Its light pink flowers are scented and attract bees, not always suitable for children's play areas.
But it is a delicate-looking plant and will look perfect on a fence with a friendly neighbor, both enjoying its beauty.
We can find its flowers also in white color, but it does not have the same exuberance of flowering nor is so showy.
Shrubs that bloom in summer
The shrubs that bloom in this season are of perennial vegetation.
They are part of projects that can be sustainable, if we use native ones, likeCaliandra (Calliandra), ajoy-of-garden (Salvia splendens) and theshrub alamanda (Allamanda laeves).
Some exotic ones likeblue sage (Salvia farinacea) and thehibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and Hibiscus syriacus), can be introduced as they attract hummingbirds and butterflies with their nectar.
Hibiscus can make the private use hedge we need around pools and entrances.
Summer garden - Chinese trumpet
Herbaceous perennials of summer
Among the herbaceous perennials flowered at this time are theheliconia (Heliconia)andstrelitzia (Strelitzia), which are shade and sun, respectively.
The heliconias are excellent against high walls of entrance of automobiles, for separation of environments, forming beautiful clumps.
Strelitzia grows better and develops well in a more humid soil in full sun.
Some annual herbaceous summer:
The annual herbaceous summer make the party more beautiful, with its vibrant colors with the cheerful note for any kind of garden.
Among the manyeleven - hours (Portulaca grandiflora), Osummer-love (Torenia) and theRooster crest (Celosia argentea).
They will be able to form groups that we call stains in landscaping, in beds of varied formats.
Torenia produces pink, light blue and dark flowers and we can mix them or make groups with designs with a color.
For those who already have a structured garden and do not want to make beds or remove plants to put the annual, you can opt for vases.
For annuals may be basin-type vessels, with a depth of 25 to 30 cm.
The lattice is perfect this way too.
The rock gardens, with cacti and succulents, would receive a cheerful note at eleven o'clock.
These will naturally seed and there will always be for the new season of the following year.
Advantages of garden planning
Garden planning can encompass all these types of plants, by dosing their size, shape and type of foliage, flowering season, etc.
The convenience of planning is to prevent the garden from looking like a miscellany of colors.
You can choose to use one or two matching colors.
If the main color is yellow or red, you can "cool" with plants with white flowers, dosing the amount of one and the other.
The color of the season does not necessarily have to be of the whole garden.
You may have the purple flower tibouchina next to a yellow ipé, for example, without there being extreme contrast of colors, because the blooms will not be found.
In this article we are including datasheets of the plants that were cited:
Just click on the link that will be forwarded to the group belonging to the researched plant.
Pink Hibiscus,Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Bird of Paradise, Strelitzia reginae
Eleven o'clock,Portulaca grandiflora
Shrub, Allamanda laeves.
Chinese Trumpet,Campsis grandiflora
Love grab,Antigonon leptopus.
Salvia Azul,Salvia farinacea.
Joy of the Garden, Salvia splendens