Create a Stunning Garden: 20 Favorite Flowers to Plant

June Gardens, seats for two

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece” – Claude Monet

June gardens at the peak of bloom
June gardens at the peak of bloom

Gardens, flowers, and nature have long been inspiration for poets, writers, and painters. None is more famous than Monet’s Water Lilies or Van Gogh’s Irises, great paintings of flowers and gardens as Muse.

June Gardens, seats for two
June Gardens, seats for two

For me, at this time of year, as the gardens spring into bloom, I once again remember how very much I love flowers. The color, the fragrance, the day-after-day beauty. I love it all. If only the world were covered in flowers …

Crimson Tulip
Crimson Tulip

But it is possible to have a garden filled in colorful flowers for many months of the year, even if your garden is the size of a football field or the size of an apron pocket. You just need to know what to plant. Here, I’m posting 20 of my favorite flowers, most photographs taken from my former backyard gardens. For me, it’s a colorful feast! Enjoy!

Will Goodwin Clematis
Will Goodwin Clematis, a prolific climbing vine
Purple Bearded Iris
Purple Bearded Iris
Penstemon, a hummingbird favorite
Penstemon, a hummingbird favorite
Echinacea
Echinacea
Gemini hybrid tea rose
Gemini hybrid tea rose
Peter Mayle rose
Peter Mayle rose
Inspector L Peony
Inspector L Peony
Peony
Peony
spider daylily
Daylily
Poet's Daffodil
Poet's Daffodil
Becky Daisy
Becky Daisy
About Face Rose
About Face Rose
July gardens, with Pandora's Box daylily, Litrum, Becky daisy, and Russian Sage
July gardens, with Pandora's Box daylily, Lithrum, Becky daisy, and Russian Sage
A swath of daisies
A swath of daisies
Endless Summer Hydrangea
Endless Summer Hydrangea

 

Hibiscus
Hibiscus (hardy)
Jeanne La Joie climbing rose
Jeanne La Joie climbing rose
True Blue Delphinium
True Blue Delphinium
Nepeta (Catmint) and May Night Salvia, with a Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Nepeta (Catmint) and May Night Salvia, with a Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Can you think of any flowers I’ve missed? What are your favorite flowers to plant in your gardens? I’d love to hear what your favorites are … Happy planting for a beautiful spring and summer!

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

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4 thoughts on “Create a Stunning Garden: 20 Favorite Flowers to Plant

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! How can anyone be anything other than moved and inspired by the beauty and simplicity of nature. You captured the spirit and personality of the flowers wonderfully — I love so many flowers but my favorite depends on the season but all around I think Poppies are the best!

    Poppies fill the world with vibrant fun color and appear willowy but stand strong in the earths changing winds! But then again there is the Gerber Daisy 🙂

    1. Thank you, Jill! Yes, you’re right. And I LOVE Georgia O’Keefe. Happy planting!

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