Official TEG Poll: Which is your favorite Summer Flower to plant?

Official TEG Poll: Which is your favorite Summer Flower to plant?

  • Roses

    Votes: 5 21.7%
  • Crape Myrtle

    Votes: 2 8.7%
  • Bottle Brush

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Vitex

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gardenia

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • Abelia / Chinese Abelia

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Angel Trumpet

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Smoke Bush

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chinese Hibiscus

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • Others (please specify)

    Votes: 18 78.3%

  • Total voters
    23

lcertuche

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I love any flowers but I plant marigolds for the garden and I like zinnias for quick and pretty blooms. There is always some ready for picking all summer long.
 

journey11

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Mine would mostly be annuals... Sunflowers!!...first and foremost. Then dahlias, pink cosmos and zinnias. Also gladiolas, my favorite for cutting, a perennial.

I have several roses, but I can't say they're my favorite. Too needy! I prefer those carefree, old favorites above.
 

Collector

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Glads for my dad. They were his favorite. Dahlias are a favorite of mine although I didn't have any to over winter so there's none this season. What I really want to get started are some of the old fashion hollyhocks along the south side of the woodshop.

Hollyhocks were my dads favorite flowers they really are beautiful.
 

ducks4you

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I plant roses in the Spring, BUT, I love marigolds (they do help some with bug control), easy to grow from seed, and I LOVE nasturtiums which spread like a groundcover then die back, like the good, little annuals that they are. They also come in some newer colors like cherry red, which I planted at my DD's place in containers. I kinda like impatiens, but you CAN kill them. I like was begonias and, of course, geraniums. Geraniums seem to handle just about anything but a frost.
 

TheCuteOrpington

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Buddlia, summer HAS to have buddlia or there is no point of a garden! :lol: in my mind.....

Here are some pics of my pretty blooms!

Pros:
Attract lots of cute bees
Smell is better than a rose
Tiny detailed beautiful flowers
Quick grower
Cons:
They attract a few oriental hornets, but they are in the middle-east, England they don't have them so it depends where you are for this con ;)

I think I have the "summer lilac" variety.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddleja_davidii
 

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