All in all, summer can be a pretty stressful time. It can be hard to relax as summer wanes from early sunrises to late-night thunderstorms. However, if you take the time to look at nature through a different lens, you may find that it can be much more peaceful than you expected.
In the fall, the days are getting shorter, the air is crisper, and the temperature is dropping. Here in the Northeast, this is the start of a new season of harsh weather for many of us. While summer is usually the year’s hottest season, some areas are experiencing cooler temperatures and rain.
Here are five flowers that are resilient through difficult summers:
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a species of annual plant found in grasslands and meadows. Its seeds are used as food. It is a primary source of oil in cooking. Sunflower is also a food source for some species of birds, such as the American goldfinch. The seeds of the sunflower are rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Hibiscus is a plant of the mallow family that is native to South America. As the name suggests, hibiscus flowers are commonly found in hibiscus plants. The hibiscus flower is beautiful and has a range of colors, including red, yellow, white, orange, and pink; however, it is often harvested for food or drinks.
- Gerbera Daisy
Gerbera daisies are easy-to-grow annual that can live from 60-80 days. These annuals are native to Europe, West Asia, and the southwestern United States. Gerberas can be found in gardens and are especially popular during the summer season.
- Lily of the Nile
In summer, the only thing that seems to be resilient is the lily of the Nile (L. niloticus) and its blossoms. Like the global economy, this plant is now experiencing a great deal of turbulence. The lily is a symbol of summer, a season of warmth, humidity, and rain. However, it is not immune to the effects of climate change. The plant can no longer withstand the direct sunlight in the summer months and the dry air in the winter months.
Zinnia is one of the best options for growing in a limited-water situation because of the flowers’ ability to endure short periods of drought. Zinnias are great for brightening up your garden, but their flowers are also incredibly versatile.
What’s the best way to get through a hot and humid summer? One way to beat the heat is to wear a beautiful flower crown. These five flowers have evolved to withstand summer’s heat and high humidity.
It can be hard to find the balance between outdoor fun and the desire to protect your plants when there is a drought. While drought-tolerant plants are great for supplementing your garden with vibrant colors and beautiful blooms, they can also be susceptible to disease and pests that attack from the outside. Luckily, five varieties of plants can provide many of the benefits of drought-tolerant greenery but are still protected from the elements.
Summer stretches out over spring and summer, but unfortunately, it’s not the best season to be planting and growing flowers. This year, we had a heatwave that just melted flowers faster than they ever thought possible. Luckily, we have some flowers that are resilient through all of it. These flowers are tough, and they’re here to help you in your battle against the summer heat.
It’s easy to get caught up in our busy, modern lives and forget the beauty of nature. However, the world is full of natural wonders that are not afraid of a little heat or a little rain. So put on your hiking boots, and let’s look at these hardy plants that are more than happy to weather a little summer heat.
If you’ve ever been to an urban garden in a city and seen a garden full of vibrant colors, you’ll know those flowers are resilient in an urban environment. What you may not realize is that these plants—like marigolds, petunias, coleus, and impatiens—were bred to thrive in harsh climates but are quite accustomed to the challenges of a city. One of the biggest joys of summer is the blooming of plants, which brings a sense of hope, renewal, and beauty to our lives. It’s also the time when our gardens are filled with life.