Garden Plans That Celebrate Summer

Butterfly Garden

Add some warm-season fireworks to your yard with gardens that laugh at the heat.

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Summer Butterfly Garden

Summer Butterfly Garden Plan

Attract butterflies with this mix of bold and beautiful zinnias, spider flower, and marigolds.

Garden size: 10 by 12 feet.

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Tropical-Look Garden

Tropical-Look Garden Plan

Red-orange lantana is a perfect partner for sweet potato vine, moss rose, and canna for a bold summer look.

Garden size: 11 by 15 feet.

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Corner Garden

Tiny Corner Garden Plan

Tuck this charming bed, filled with portulaca, zinnia, cosmos, and more, in a corner of your yard to create a big summer bang.

Garden size: 11 by 11 feet.

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Raised-Bed Garden

Raised Beds Garden Plan

Fill raised beds with colorful annuals, such as salvia, vinca, and zinnia, and enjoy a steady stream of color.

Garden size: 12 by 24 feet.

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Curbside Garden

Easy Streetside Garden Plan

Fill your parking strip with easy-care, drought-tolerant perennials such as phlox, coneflower, and goldenrod.

Garden size: 6 by 29 feet.

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Easy-Care Perennial Garden

Pastel Retaining Wall Garden Plan

Lavender, yarrow, and purple coneflower are beautiful, drought-resistant plants typically ignored by deer, rabbits, and other critters. This garden pairs them with other perennial favorites for a summerlong display of color.

Garden size: 12 by 12 feet.

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Heat-Loving Garden

Heat-Loving Garden Plan

Dahlias produce their beautiful blooms all summer. This plan supplements three varieties with lilies and penstemon for a big hot-weather show.

Garden size: 8 by 17 feet.

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Slope Garden

Drought Tolerant Slope Garden Plan

This delightful planting stays showy all summer thanks to long-blooming favorites such as daylily, yarrow, and anise hyssop.

Garden size: 14 by 22 feet.

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Low-Maintenance Summer Treat


Extra-tough plants combine in this plan for a great summer garden that looks great even from inside your house.

Garden size: 14 by 9 feet.

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Sidewalk Garden

Sidewalk Garden Plan

Use this garden to put on a big show in the space between the street and sidewalk.

Garden size: 6 by 18 feet.

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Beautiful Rose Garden

Easy Rose Garden Plan

Enjoy stunning, fragrant roses with this combination of seven lovely, long-blooming varieties.

Garden size: 5 by 11 feet.

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Cottage Style All Summer


Enjoy traditional cottage favorites for a garden that looks great all summer long.

Garden size: 20 by 10 feet.

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Casual Summer Garden


Loose plant habits give this garden a casual feel while the easy-growing nature makes maintenance casual, too.

Garden size: 13 by 12 feet.

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Lush English Style


This beautiful garden plan could have been picked straight from the grounds of an English manor -- and it will look just as good in your landscape.

Garden size: 25 by 17 feet.

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Deckside Drama


Give your deck a sunny decoration with this wall of blooms that continues all summer and into fall.

Garden size: 27 by 8 feet.

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A Burst of Color for Summer

Red Hot Sizzle Garden Plan

This island bed features some of our favorite summer-blooming flowers. They're beautiful and easy to grow.

Garden size: 12 by 8 feet.

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Sunny Summer Border


Perennials and annuals combine to put on a show all summer long.

Garden size: 40 by 10 feet.

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Create a Colorful Cottage Garden


This big garden plan is jam-packed with plants so you know you'll enjoy beautiful blooms all summer, as well as in the spring and fall.

Garden size: 23 by 25 feet.

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Rock Garden


This expansive rock garden includes lots of easy-growing perennials you can enjoy all summer long.

Garden size: 28 by 14 feet.

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Grow Super Easy Daylilies


Daylilies are some of the easiest plants to grow, and this mix of varieties will keep blooming all summer long.

Garden size: 28 by 28 feet.

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Enjoy Butterflies in Your Garden

Butterfly Garden

Filled with the plants butterflies love, this border blooms all season long -- ensuring a steady crop of winged visitors to your yard.

Garden size: 24 by 9 feet.

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