Every four years, the Summer Olympics inspire us to do better, aim higher, and strive for our best! Although we may never participate directly in the Olympic Games, we all show a gold medal effort in supporting our Olympic hopefuls. Show your Olympic pride and excitement by injecting gold medal glamour in to your garden! Here are 5 winning flowers that will make your garden shine!
1.Daffodil: being early bloomers, daffodils put on a dashing display in spring. Golden shades of yellow bell shaped petals that surround a trumpet-shaped center, all of which proudly sit atop slim green stems. To make these flowers shine, make sure that the bulbs are planted well into the ground and in well drained, sun soaked soils. Once grown, it doesn’t take much to make patches of daffodils happy –just add water. Learn more…
2.Goldstrum Coneflower: From the summer to the fall, the Goldstrum grows in bushy clusters that boast shades of gold, punctuated by rich brown centres. This native North American wildflower doesn’t require much maintenance either –plant it in full sun or partial shade, whether among ornamental grasses, in containers or as borders, and the rest will take care of itself! Learn more about this dazzling summer favourite. Learn more…
3.Aureolaria Pedicularia: Pretty little petals, fuzzy green stems, and fern-like leaves are characteristic of the Aureolaria. Almost entirely dependent on oak trees for survival, they also need dry sands and woody environments to bloom in the August to September period.
4.Stella D’Oro: Although individual blooms only last for one day, Stella does not disappoint, delivery bloom after bloom as summer long. Golden trumped shaped flowers burst to life in the late Spring, and look great in bunches, as edges, borders, or in containers. Wherever you decide to plant them, just make sure that they’re showered in sun rays.
5. Spiracea Japonica: Just like the English name suggests, the Goldmound resembles a heap of glittering gold. Even though its flowers are a shade of pink, the foliage is all about warm yellows! Planted in full sun and well drained soils, this drought tolerant and low maintenance plant is sure to stand out.
Although an Olympic gold medal may be out of reach, you can easily achieve a gold medal garden! Happy gardening and enjoy the games!