10 Summer Delights to Plant in Your Garden

With Summer arriving, now may be the perfect time to awaken your inner gardener! This summer, transform your home into a vibrant oasis, whether you have a spacious backyard or a cozy balcony, there are plenty of opportunities to plant and grow an array of greenery! This blog contains some captivating plants that not only will thrive this summer but also provide you with beauty, fragrance, and flavors!


Known for their majestic height and radiant yellow tones, Sunflowers bring joy and ‘sunshine’ to any space. Not only are these plants easy to grow from seeds but they are also resilient. They require well-drained soil and ample sunlight, blossoming into a cheerful towering presence that makes them a favorite among both children and adults alike.


Basil might not initially seem like something exciting, and you’d be correct that it is indeed the very spice you think it is. But this aromatic herb thrives in warm weather and can offer an abundance of culinary possibilities. Its fragrant leaves can be used to infuse a variety of dishes such as salads, pasta sauces and even some refreshing beverages to keep cool this summer!


Zinnias can offer you that vibrant burst of color in your garden, coming in a wide range of hues from fiery reds and oranges to calm pinks and purples. Known for their endurance in the summer heat and ability to attract butterflies, they will make a truly delightful addition to any garden, patio, or balcony!


Nothing quite beats the taste of a homegrown vegetable and summer is an ideal time to plant many different types of vegetables, including the juicy tomato. There are many flavors you can choose from, such as cherry tomatoes or your traditional beefsteak tomatoes. Requiring well-drained soil, ample sunlight and consistent watering, why not enjoy the process of nurturing them from seeds into a product you can be proud to sink your taste-buds into!


These brilliant and vibrant orange and yellow flowers are a staple in summer gardens. Not only do these flowers add a bright splash of color, but they are also resilient and act as natural pest deterrents! Known for repelling insects that might have your other plants, be sure to plant them near your vegetables or in pots around your outdoor seating areas. Enjoy their beauty AND their functionality, making these plants a two for one win for any home!


Cucumbers are a refreshing treat for those hot days. Not only that but they thrive well in warm climates and can also be trained to grow along trellises or stakes, saving you space in your garden. Alongside your tomatoes, why not grow some cucumbers this summer and add another home-grown veggie to your list! Slice them up in some salads, pickle them or even turn them into a cool and invigorating infused beverage!


Lavender is a lovely purple flower with a serene fragrance that has been proven to aid in reducing depression and boosting a calming feeling. These drought-tolerant plants thrive in full sun and well-drained soil which makes them a perfect match for the summer season. Not only can you simply relax in its scents on a calm summer day, but you can use it to make scented sachets, potpourri or even homemade soaps and oils!

Sweet Peppers

Another easy to grow summer vegetable to add to your garden are sweet peppers. They add a touch of sweetness and color to your summer meals and are quite versatile in what you can use them in. Not only that, but they also come in a variety of shapes and colors, from the green and red bell peppers to the yellow and purple varieties.  They require warm weather, regular watering and a nutrient rich soil but will grow into a healthy snack or meal aid for you and your household!

Morning Glories

Another whimsical flower to add to your summer garden are morning glories. These vine flowers unfurl their vibrantly colored blossoms in the morning sunlight, putting on a stunning visual display. You can train these beauties to climb trellises, fences or even cascade down from hanging baskets for an enchanting feel to your home garden or patio.


A favorite for refreshing summer drinks, beat the heat this summer by growing mint right in your very own garden! This herb thrives best in moist soil and partial shade which makes it perfect for growing in spaces with limited sunlight such as apartment patios/balconies or kitchen windows. Use your home-grown mint to flavor your drinks, desserts or add a refreshing hint to your salads.

Embrace the beauty of summer this year by cultivating any number of these delightful plants around your garden and home. Add fun and color with sunflowers, calming scents with lavender and refreshing homemade meals with an array of vegetables suited for growing in the warm weather. Each of these plants offer their unique charm and benefits so grab those gardening tools and dive right into the joy of growing your own summer garden!