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From dahlias and sunflowers, to peonies and zinnia, these are the top garden blooms you’ll want to plant to create beautiful summer flower arrangements for your home. Place cut flowers near a window or in a sunny area of the home to extend the lifetime of your arrangement.
Known for its ball-shaped head and clustered petals, Dahlias come in all kinds of sizes and colors, with the exception of blue. These flowers grow from midsummer to first frost and are a spectacular sight, both in the garden and on a dining or living room table.
Though native to the Mediterranean region, this beautiful pink, purple and red ornamental vine work well in most climates during the summer months. Plant bougainvillea along a concrete wall or trellis, then cut off a few clusters to create a beautiful bouquet.
Beautiful and iconic, nothing says summer quite like a tall, bright sunflower blowing in the gentle breeze. Plant in rich soil and full sun, then harvest sunflowers and other garden foliage for a quintessential summer bouquet.
Most peonies bloom from late May through July, and with its blooms come an elegant and welcoming fragrance. Plant peonies in pots or borders and snip a few to make your home smell like summer.
First discovered in Japan, this multi-colored perennial works great in shady areas, with the colors of the flowers being affected by the aluminum ions in the soil. Hydrangea blooms from early spring to late autumn, and like bougainvillea, its clusters make a beautiful summer flower arrangement on their own.
Fun fact: Nearly 900 million gerberas are produced in the Netherlands each year (and many of those are sent to the U.S. for pre-assembled flower arrangements). But you can also plant them in your garden and combine with sunflowers to make your own arrangements all summer long.
This drought-tolerant, low-maintenance plant grows in a variety of colors and is known for making great cut flower bouquets. Combine with gerbera daisies and roses to make a truly stunning arrangement.
Another great low-maintenance option, roses are just about as fragrant as peonies and pair well with almost any species of flower.
Lavender & Chamomile
Plant lavender and chamomile next to your home entrance or in your kitchen windowsill to create a calming aroma all summer long. Both of these plants have relaxation benefits and can be used to accent any bouquet.