Summer Gardening Ideas & Tips
Plants, flowers, design ideas, DIY's, recipes and more to help you get the most out of your summer garden.
On this page:
- SUMMER GARDEN HOW-TO'S
- POPULAR SUMMER PLANTS
- POPULAR PLANT LISTS FOR SUMMER GARDENS
- ALSO POPULAR FOR SUMMER
SUMMER GARDEN DESIGN
9 tips to help you put on a summer show with perennials, grasses, and mounding shrubs.
Stunning summer container designs with architectural presence, sultry colors, and abundant textures.
Get the party started and celebrate summer in the garden with family and friends.
Refresh your summertime garden with these chores and ideas.
13 tips to help you water your summer garden properly.
Discover drought-tolerant gardening techniques that will help your garden overcome water restrictions.
POPULAR SUMMER PLANTS
Growing tips for this fragrant, easy-care plant that thrives in sunny locations.
Learn about growing hydrangeas, pruning and design tips, and which type is best for your garden
Learn about caring for roses in your garden, pruning, fertilizing, and which types are best.
Learn how to grow and care for these spectacular flowers in your garden.
Learn about growing hydrangeas, pruning and design tips, and which type is best for your garde.
How to plant and care for this old-fashioned mid-summer bloomer.
OTHER POPULAR SUMMER PLANTS:
There are many more plants featured throughout the site. Use the search bar above or explore the plant lists below.
POPULAR PLANT LISTS FOR SUMMER
Plant these 12 plants in your garden for their colorful and fragrant display, plus their ability to keep uninvited bugs out.
Add these summer flowering plants to your landscape for flowers that bloom all summer long.
Add beauty to your landscape with these warm-weather favorites.
A dozen richly colored plants that will carry your late-season summer garden.
20 selections for full-sun containers, beds, borders, baskets, and window boxes.
Up your outdoor plant container game with these tried-and-true varieties.
OTHER POPULAR PLANT LISTS:
- Flowers for a Bee-Friendly Garden
- 25 Butterfly Garden Plants
- The 24 Best Hummingbird Flowers
- Top 24 Purple Flowers for Your Garden
- 20 Blue Flowers for Your Garden
- 14 Ground Cover Plants for Sun or Shade
- Annuals for Shade
- Container Plants Made for the Shade
- 21 Easy Flowers for Beginners
- 16 Best Flowering Shrubs for Season-Long Color
- Common Poisonous Plants for Dogs and Cats
- Common Plants Safe for Cats and Dogs
- 21 Best Indoor Houseplants
ALSO POPULAR FOR SUMMER
Use the plants in your garden to create beautiful patterns on fabric.
Get kids out of the house and into the garden with these creative and fun activities.
A home gardener shares some of her favorite recipes using ingredients straight from the garden.