With temperatures soaring above 90 degrees, summer can be pretty uncomfortable at times. Thankfully, you can turn to these five flowers to help beat the heat! From cooling scents to plants that add humidity, these flowers will keep you cool and comfortable all summer long! To learn more about these five flowers and how they can help you, read on!
10 Ways Blooming Plants Can Cool Down Your Home
As summer temperatures rise, your home may feel like a sauna. One way to beat that sweltering heat? Bring in some bright blooms. Flowers cool down your space and make it more inviting, not only for you but also for visitors. Here are 10 ways flowers can help beat the heat.
1) Grow Hydrangeas
While hydrangeas are easily grown from seeds, starting them early and planting them in large containers is an easy way to help beat the summer heat. While most hydrangeas grow as bushes, some (like paniculata) can be trained as a vine. Regardless of their form, if you’re looking for a plant that will last all summer long, with gorgeous colors and lots of blooms, hydrangeas are one of your best bets. They love the sun but don’t do well in temperatures over 90 degrees – so no matter where you live, plant them in a spot where they won’t get too much heat.
2) Grow Ginger
Ginger plants can be an attractive addition to your garden; they have gorgeous, fragrant white flowers in early summer that are just beautiful. Their scent is also a natural insect repellent, meaning it’s great for deterring bugs and keeping pesky critters away from your houseplants. You can start with ginger flower plants or grow them from ginger root you get at your local nursery or grocery store.