Summer’s still in full swing. The weather’s warm, the days are long, and you wouldn’t mind hanging out with some good people on a day like today.
Truthfully? You’re feeling a little bit lazy this season.
That’s not a bad thing! You work hard during the year. Life can get tiring, and you deserve time to relax.
But when it comes to your home, we don’t want it to look tired or lazy to anyone. That’s for sure.
To keep your yard looking gorgeous, spruce it up with some plants that will bloom beautifully during a Colorado Springs summer.
You’d be surprised how much a few additional plants here and there will embellish your home. Infuse your yard with brilliant color in the summer, and you’ll be getting compliments all season long.
Added bonus: You’ll see these beauties bloom into the early fall.
What can we say? We like to help you work smart (not too hard) around here.
1. Coneflower (Magnus)
Name: Echinacea “Magnus”
Also goes by: “Magnus” (Coneflower), Echinacea purpurea Magnus
This striking perennial is bold both in beauty and in structure. These flowers work well for just about anyone who wants a gorgeous hue in their backyard palette without dealing with too much maintenance.
It’s drought tolerant, enjoys full sun, and blooms from midsummer into fall.
Ever hear of Echinacea being a part of any medicinal remedy? Well, that’s because this coneflower has its “roots” in healing properties.
It makes a brilliant statement in any yard. Plant these behind smaller ground plants. They can get up to 30 inches tall.
Did we mention it attracts butterflies? We’re not gonna lie – this flower seems perfect for you.
2. Black-eyed Susan
Name: Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’
Also goes by: Black-eyed Susan
These gold brazen beauties are impressive to anyone who enjoys a beautiful yard.
Just like the Magnus coneflower, it’s drought tolerant, loves full sun, blooms from midsummer into fall, and attracts butterflies.
Like coneflowers, Black-eyed Susans are loved by butterflies, too. Plant these behind smaller plants to fulfill your landscape’s height. They can grow anywhere from 24 – 36 inches.
3. Geranium Rozanne
Name: Geranium ‘Rozanne’
Also goes by: Cranesbill Geranium, “Rozanne”
The Geranium ‘Rozanne’ has beautiful violet and blue colored flowers with soft white centers. Unlike some cranesbill geraniums, it produces larger blooms and can deal with warmer temperatures.
These perennial plants are small and do very well in rock gardens, and look nice is hanging baskets.
If you love the cottage garden style, this will definitely be the plant for you! With deep greens, brilliant golds, and pretty pinks, this purple plant will be exactly what you need to complete your palette.
These purple beauties enjoy full sun to part shade. It has a fairly long blooming season: from late spring to early fall.
Get the impressive yard, without doing the hard work
With these gorgeous flowers, your yard is bound to look better. But we’re betting you’ll want a bit more for your home.
You could start creating a landscape all by yourself. It isn’t easy, the tools and materials are tough to come by, and your weekends will be jam-packed with yard maintenance tasks.
We’d like to help.
We know the tips and tricks that work. Our landscapers are top-notch, and we put a lot of time and effort into every project we have.
Designing a landscape that looks beautiful for your Colorado Springs home takes skill and expertise. Here at Sunflower Landscapes, we’re ready to take on your backyard challenges. We’ll help you create an outdoor oasis that you’ll never want to leave.