We're all dressed in stars and stripes and we're all celebrating freedom. So why not dig down deep and celebrate on your own American turf by choosing to plant flowers bursting with color. Here are a few of our favorite reds, whites and other hues...
Roses aren't just red. In fact, some are multi-colored. Check out this star with all of it's stripes! Whether you're looking for a total knock-out or not, we've got just about every shade and hue.
Oh, lantana! How you've grown! That's what you've been saying if you planted a perennial variety last year and watched as it's doubled in size from the year before. Lantana, both the annual and the perennial varieties, are gorgeous and easy-care plants to add mounding color to your landscape.
Aloha! from Hawaii's state flower! Hibiscus are in full bloom right now and spreading tropical vibes around the Old North State. You don't have to fly 12 hours to see something this pretty. Plant your own oasis! Click here for details.
The penta doesn't have stripes but it's flowers are shaped like stars! The five points on each flower head is where it got its name. These annuals love the sun but we know why you'll love them back. Penta are perfect for attracting pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds.
Zinnias are the perfect way to add pops of color to your yard in the summer. Choose from just about every shade in the rainbow including green! These adorable plants are great for cut flower arrangements.
Gerbera daisies aren't just some of our faves. They're incredibly popular in the florist world. They're ranked the number five most used cut flower in the world just behind the rose, carnation, chrysanthemum and tulip. They're a gorgeous way to add pops of color to your landscape and always have the option of picking them for a beautiful arrangement to bring the outdoors in too. Find out more about Gerbera Daisies here.
Many shade gardens don't get the color they deserve. Need to spice up your shady areas with a boost of color? Coral Bells are the perfect perennial addition for the fully shaded, partially shady and even the partially sunny spaces in your yard. Scroll through our slideshow to view six gorgeous Coral Bell varieties that might just make your shade garden pop!
Want a big bang for just a few bucks? Try planting Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella). It's a flower that actually grows wild in North Carolina which means less work for you because it thrives off of our normal conditions and will keep coming back each year.
Echinacea (or coneflower) is a pretty little perennial with a unique center and because it's native to our area, it's easy to care for and perfect for attracting pollinators to the yard.
When all else fails, do a dollop of daisy. Daisies are prime for the picking to bring the outdoors in and are an old time favorite in all Southern gardens.
The list of brightly colored flowers that can grow in the shady areas of our yards in North Carolina isn't as long as we all wished. Impatiens are a go-to plant at the top of that list, however. So if your shade garden is looking drab, here's where to start.
No one wants to grow up but some plants do! So what’s the best thing out there for your arbor, trellis or wall? We’re really big fans of the mandevilla. Here's why...