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by Robert DeFalco
on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 1:16pm.
Summer is here, and that means it’s time to get outdoors and transform your yard into a your own personal oasis. The wonderful thing about home ownership is having your own yard, though the worst thing about home ownership is having a neighbor who doesn’t maintain their yard. Like getting picked last in kickball, everyone has experienced that kind of neighbor at least once in their lifetime. But instead of pulling your hair out over it and snickering behind their back, maybe offer some tips on some amazing summer flowers that will make both your yards the envy of the neighborhood.
Aster Not many flowers can immediately brighten your garden quite like these spectacular perennials. They blossom in summer and continuing blooming uninterrupted into fall if maintained well. Almost daisylike, you can find these flowers in pink, white, or lavender. Gloriosa Daisy A gloriosa daisy is another great summer plant to consider for your garden. The golden petals radiate from chocolate centers on 2- to 4-inch-wide flowers and the plants 3 to 4 feet tall, making them stand out and say “look at me!”. Dahlia Some might write these flower off as your “granny’s flower,” but don’t let them. The bold blooms and vibrant colors of this flowers are anything but “grandma-like.” Coming in a variety of different colors, shapes and sizes, Dahlias bring life and beauty back to your landscape in late summer and into the fall months. Penstemon Theses bushy plants are as fun to grow as they are to pronounce. Although they are rather short lived, they completely make up for it by producing many trumpet-shaped blooms over a long period. 'Moonshine' yarrowLargely considered one of the most carefree and vivacious of summer flowers, the moonshine yarrow delivers generous blooms of deep yellow flowers on 2 foot tall plants. To really make them stand out, you might want to pair them with blue flowered catmint. They won’t freshen up your cat’s breath, but they will freshen up your yard.