No matter what time of year it is, it’s always nice to think about the types of summer flowers to plant in your eco friendly garden.

A large sunflower in front of a blue sky.

Where I live, summer is winding down. 

Even though I’m in the midst of harvesting veggies like crazy (picture zucchinis the size of newborn babies), I’m already dreaming of next year’s garden.

For flowers, I only planted marigolds and sunflowers this year and they both did so well. 

I love marigolds with their bulbous little heads and our sunflowers got massive, which is always a sight to behold.

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Hopefully next year I can plant some more summer flowers, as we’re planning on finally putting in the brick planters at the front of our house. Fingers crossed that other projects – and life in general – doesn’t get in the way.

In the meantime, I’ll just keep dreaming of hydrangeas and foxgloves and peonies – oh my!

I wanted to share this awesome infographic from, which lists twenty different kinds of summer flowers ranging from sun-lovers to shade-dwellers. It also has tips on how to make your flower gardens more environmentally friendly through water conservation and the use of compost.

Because it’s never too early to start getting ready for next summer!

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Posted on September 6, 2021

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