Colorful Plants For Your Summer Garden

The vibrant blooms that once graced yards and gardens begin to fade as spring flowers begin to wither under the heat and humidity of summer. It’s the time when landscapers and gardeners rely on a bevy of color-rich flowering plants that are hearty enough to stand up to the relentless summer sun. Janet Shalestik, Plant Specialist, Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks, Virginia said, “There are many annuals that keep blooming and producing more flowers, so you have constant color and constant flowers throughout the summer.”

Sunflowers make great backdrops in summer gardens

According to the Vienna Connection, “One of the most popular is Lantana, which can be variegated in two-toned red and orange and Salvia, which can grow to be two to three feet tall. Both flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies, says Shalestik. “Salvia are often purple and blue and sometimes red. What a lot of people like to do is put them containers on their patio, deck so they can see the hummingbirds and butterflies while they’re sitting outside.” Summer-flowering Vinca are a low-maintenance choice. “They’re very heat tolerant, they don’t have to deadhead and they’re very deer-resistant,” said Shalestik.”

As per Vienna Connection, “Orange and pink Begonias, Petunias in deep purple and fuchsia, towering Sunflowers and Zinnias with blooms that burst in colors like orange, pink and yellow and deep pink are also top summer picks, said Shalestik. “Zinnias can get nice and tall so people sometimes want to use them as a backdrop in their garden.” “Hydration is key, especially for flowers that are planted in containers,” said Janet. “It’s important to water when it’s hot and we’re not getting much rain. We recommend watering in the morning so they’re hydrated when the intense heat starts.”

Properties in Vienna

914 Park St SE

6 beds, 4 full,1 part baths

Home size: 3,981 sq.ft.

Price: $1,549,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1135476

Subdivision: Onondio

Added: 06/21/20, Last Updated: 08/06/2020

110 Tapawingo Rd SW

5 beds, 6 full baths

Home size: 3,850 sq.ft.

Price: $1,595,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1089732

Subdivision: Vienna Woods

Added: 09/14/19, Last Updated: 08/06/2020

409 Wolftrap Rd SE

5 beds, 4 full,1 part baths

Home size: 4,685 sq.ft.

Price: $1,399,900

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1131076

Subdivision: Fairway Manor Estates

Added: 06/25/20, Last Updated: 08/06/2020

2312 Trott Ave

6 beds, 5 full baths

Home size: 4,937 sq.ft.

Price: $1,649,900

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1124640

Subdivision: Little Vienna Estates

Added: 04/24/20, Last Updated: 08/06/2020

440 Malcolm Rd NW

5 beds, 5 full,1 part baths

Home size: 3,543 sq.ft.

Price: $1,487,500

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1145324

Subdivision: None Available

Added: 07/31/20, Last Updated: 08/06/2020

9861 Sweet Mint Dr

4 beds, 2 full,2 part baths

Home size: 1,320 sq.ft.

Price: $499,000

Property Type: Row/Townhouse for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1143398

Subdivision: Cyrandall Valley North

Added: 08/06/20, Last Updated: 08/06/2020

10717 Meadowood Dr

4 beds, 2 full,2 part baths

Home size: 3,151 sq.ft.

Price: $1,195,000

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1145138

Subdivision: Meadowood

Added: 07/31/20, Last Updated: 08/06/2020

9490 Virginia Center Blvd #129

1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 741 sq.ft.

Price: $315,000

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1141842

Subdivision: Marquis At Vienna Station

Added: 07/22/20, Last Updated: 08/06/2020

1635 Admirals Hill Ct

6 beds, 7 full,1 part baths

Home size: 6,951 sq.ft.

Price: $2,999,999

Property Type: Detached for Sale

MLS Number: VAFX1136048

Subdivision: Hunting Crest

Added: 06/19/20, Last Updated: 08/06/2020

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.