I’m excited to share this makeover with you!
How to Add Summer Blooming Plants to Your Garden:
The before picture is something that I have looked at every day for way too long! I walk out on the deck look down and that’s what I see!
And I’m guessing it’s what my neighbors see too! I can’t imagine what they think of me 😉
Red dirt, a rock, weeds…Nice right?
I prioritize my projects by the “I can’t stand it anymore” method. That’s what you do when you have so many projects, the ugly ones get done first.
Walking around in the yard with Murphy, drinking my coffee…looking a that red dirt, weed eyesore, I proclaimed right then and there…no more! Finished my coffee, jumped in the Venza and headed to Lowe’s, there were several Monrovia plants that caught my eye.
The only plan I had in mind was not to look at that bare spot anymore…that was until I spied this…
Love at first sight, this Dalmatian Purple Foxglove was the first plant in the cart.
- cold hardy
- flowers the first year
- attracts humming birds – I give it bonus points for this one.
The Rose of Sharon…these remind me of my Grandma. She loved flowering plants.
- Abundant Summer Flowering Monrovia plants
- Full Sun
- Deep Green Foliage
The Silver Anouk Lavender…
- Heat and Drought Tolerant – hey I live in Georgia
- Spring and Summer Flowers
- Great for cutting and drying, Easy to grow!
It didn’t take long at all to totally refresh this corner of my garden.
Here’s how transformed my garden with the plants I picked out:
- Pulled weeds.
- Dug holes – 2 times the width of the container
- Added potting soil to the holes.
- Removed the plants from the pots and loosened the roots.
- Planted the beautiful Monrovia plants, available at Lowe’s and other home centers.
- Water soil to settle.
- Added pine straw mulch.
- Added a rusty orb and a few rocks, for interest.
Gardening and maintaining healthy and aesthetically pleasing green spaces can be quite easy, if you follow a few basic principles.
I’m happy, the neighbors are happy…
8 thoughts on “Add Summer Blooming Plants to your Garden”
Your outdoor space looks so pretty! I love the plants that you choose and seeing your Foxglove reminds me that I’ve been meaning to buy a few for my own garden. I have a deer problem and Foxglove is deer resistant making it a real winner for me.
Debbie, you did great job in transforming the space. Love how the pink contrasts with the light lavender bush.
Your garden is beautiful with that gorgeous purple! I love taking one little area at a time and making it lovely…great job my friend xo
Love your little garden transformation!!! I need to get out and put some pops of color in my garden too! Your iron orb is amazing in the garden!!!!
Debbie, that looks so nice. At least you just have one bad spot. Our whole backyard is nothing but weeds. I am hoping hubby does something about it this summer, but sod is going to cost a fortune. It’s always something.
Thanks Kim, you’re right it is always something! Good luck with your backyard!
So very pretty. I love how that purple pops off the green. We have visitors every single day that would devour these unfortunately..they eat everything.
Thanks Lynn, I’m so glad they’re not eating my pretty purple flowers!!