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5 Plants for Your Garden This Summer

Last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 12:54 pm

Gardening is a relaxing and fun way to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and use your hands to cultivate something all on your own. And after a bit of effort and care, it’s rewarding when you get to look out at your beautiful landscape every day. If you’re searching for plants for your garden this summer, here are some of the best ones that are beautiful and fuss-free.

Creeping Thyme

This vibrant and elegant perennial is one of the more popular selections for landscapers who love a low-maintenance bloom. It produces beautiful hues of purple and white flowers that attract butterflies. Since it’s super resilient to drought and doesn’t require much care to blossom, it is an excellent option for our Ottawa summers. It’s also better for the environment because it doesn’t require as much watering.


One of the easiest plants that can thrive in both the sunshine and shade is the hosta. This is an ideal plant for filling in areas along tree lines or adding some height to the garden. Once they are planted, it doesn’t take long for them to flourish and grow. All they need is a bit of watering each day and you’ll have vibrant shades of green that are minimalistic and beautiful.

Black-Eyed Susan

There’s nothing cheerier than seeing bursts of yellow pop throughout a landscape during the warm summer days. And Black-Eyed Susans, also known as Rudbeckia, are perfect for this reason. They produce big yellow petals with a dark center that lures in the butterflies too. Bonus – they are disease-resistant and can tolerate drought.

Coral Honeysuckle

The trumpet-shaped bright red blooms of coral honeysuckle are a show stopper in any garden, and their sweet fragrance is fresh and amazing. The twisting vines will grow high along fence lines in partial shade or full sun. If you prefer to keep the plant smaller, you can prune it back as you like. Aside from regular watering, it doesn’t need much care.

Fountain Grass

If you want to add a simple but eye-catching plant, you can’t go wrong with fountain grass. This perennial is an ideal accent piece that has fuzzy and feathery-like blooms in a light beige colour with rich green stalks. It’s best suited to drier soil but can easily adapt to varying conditions. These are also great for adding some height to planters.

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