facebook tracking pixel
  • rating star
  • rating star
  • rating star
  • rating star
  • rating star
Over 2 Million Happy Customers

Knock Out Roses to Citronella: Summer Gardening

Blair Brown — Jul 03, 2019

It's official: Summer is here. The start of the season means warmer temperatures, longer days outside and putting the finishing touches on your garden and your homescape. And we're featuring our favorites for the season...from Knock Out® Roses to a Citronella Plant for your patio.

You can't go wrong with these seasonal stars. Plus, the best part? They're long-lived, surviving and thriving months after the season's ended. Check out our top 4 picks, and get growing!

1. Palm Trees

What better way to welcome summer than with tropical-inspired growth? Palm Trees are second to none when it comes to imparting an island look to your own garden. And another perk is the fact that our Palms Trees are virtually carefree, elevating spaces indoors or out.

Palms and Palm Trees for Summer

From the Parlor Palm (which is ideal for indoor spaces) to the Queen Palm, the vibrant green fronds and textured trunk of Palm Trees are wonderfully iconic.

2. Knock Out® Roses

Any of our Knock Out Roses is a must, but the vibrant, red hue of the classic is a summer garden essential.

Knock Out Roses for Summer

And it's easy: The Knock Out is more resistant to black spot, rust and mildew,as well as more resistant to insects than other varieties.So, Knock Out Roses are virtually maintenance-free, especially sincethey grow thickly without pruning.Best of all,Knock Out Roses growin containers or in the ground, so if you don't have much room, it's no problem.

3. Citronella Plant and Grass

It's the all-natural way to ward off pests. With the Citronella Plant or Citronella Grass, you get vibrant green color and fresh, lemony aroma for your garden and an organic way to keep mosquitoes away.

Citronella Plant and Grasses

So, no bug spraysand no harsh chemicals from exterminators. The Citronella Plant and thick-growing Citronella Grass are both pet-friendly and people-friendly...perfect for summer hangouts on the porch and patio.

4. Bonfire Patio Peach

It's not summertime without peaches! And what could be better than your own home-grown peaches, right from your backyard? Or in this care, your patio, porch and beyond. The Bonfire Patio Peach Tree is a favorite for a reason (or two): It's compact, easy-to-grow and provides delectable flavor.

Bonfire Peaches for Summer

So, this summer season, getamazing color, the sweetest fruit andeffortless growththis season. No trips to big box stores...you get what you need to celebrate summer and beyond,delivered right to your door.Check out our other top selections, too!

Blair Brown

Blair is the Content Marketing Manager at FastGrowingTrees.com, and though she's not your traditional gardener, the planting world is definitely growing on her (pun intended!). She's enjoyed digging into plant care and maintenance and growing her plant collection, especially with exotic indoor varieties.

download block image
Plant problems? We're here to help!
From dry leaves to discoloration, get our expert guide to diagnosing and treating common plant problems and keep your plants growing healthy this season and beyond!