The summer garden

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend! With swimming pool openings and outdoor barbecues, that weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. But some gardens are already reflecting the warmest season of the year as if it were already in full-bloom.

Whether you’ve already planted a summer garden or are thinking about what to do with your “happy place,” let’s gaze upon these spectacular summer gardens for inspiration… or just to put you in a good mood!

Create a lush border with a variety of colors, heights and bloom sizes.

Or go with a triple-tiered look with these perennials.

Have fun and go with a whimsical theme.

Minimal color may be used and can still be just as sunny.

If a natural look is preferred…

… or if you don’t like getting your hands dirty.

Staying within the same color family.

Photo source: Friday-Ad;; American Greetings; Oxford House Inn; October Farm; Lavender Cottage; What’s Diggin’?