14 Beautiful Summer Gardens
When a planting scheme really comes together, magic happens. These gorgeous gardens are perfect examples.
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A Rainbow of Hues
Summer in the Southwest
A silver and purple color scheme is perfect for a hot, sunny spot in a summer garden.
Water-Wise Rose Garden
RMSer SpackleMuddPalin conserves water in her southern California garden. The roses get drip irrigation, she says, and "surrounding plants survive only on winter rain and waste water from the koi pond."
Black-eyed Susan flowers serve as a summer garden staple.
Colorful Perennials Brighten Summer Garden
Flower color, foliage texture and dependable bloom times are distinct features of perennials that when mixed together can create details of interest and stunning sweeps of floral displays.
This flower-covered gazebo creates a private area way from the rest of the garden.
While there are cannas with dark, almost black foliage, 'Tropicanna' makes a good color bridge between darker red and maroon plants and the rest of the garden. These colorful tropical plants will grow to 8 feet tall by the end of the summer.
The Height of Summer
Summer Deck Garden
A variety of vibrant pots are filled with blooming summer annuals and perennials, making a stunning display on this outdoor wooden deck.
Fiery Japanese Maple
A Japanese maple stands out in a summer garden because of its beautiful red foliage.
Sunflowers are a sure sign of summer.