Summer Favorites

From the McDonald Garden Center Blog

Summer Houseplant Highlights

The sun-drenched days of summer are here, and it's the perfect time to adorn your living space with lush and vibrant houseplants that thrive in the warm and sunny conditions. In this blog, we'll delve into some of our top summer houseplant highlights, featuring a range of stunning plants that are sure to turn your home into the summer jungle you want it to be.   1. Tiger Stripe Fern

5 Best Ways to Keep Your Garden Happy In the Heat

During the hottest times of the year, it is sometimes difficult to keep your garden happy and healthy. Extra high temperatures can cause stress on your plants, which can lead to other problems, like pests and disease. To avoid these issues, your plants just need a little more TLC in the summer, and we are here to help make that happen.  5. Keep an Eye Out for Pests and Disease

3 Summer Garden Cocktails to Beat the Heat

Now that the weather is heating up, it’s time to use that garden you planted this past spring. The herbs, berries, and other fruits that you are growing are not only great to combine in a summer salad or dessert, they are also perfect for summer garden-inspired cocktails. Make sitting out on the porch even more relaxing with a cold glass of your garden’s most tasty and refreshing rewards. We have put together 3 of our favorite cocktails from some of Hampton Road’s most popular plants of the season.  

The Top 10 Sunsational Plants of the Summer

When the weather is warm and bright, it’s always a great time to get out and enjoy your garden. You may notice some of your early spring blooms are now fading and it’s time for a refresh! We have put together a list of some of our top favorite plants to give you that summer color you are just dreaming of.    10. Black-Eyed Susan

The Plant Olympics

The 2020 Olympics are finally happening in 2021 and we couldn’t be more inspired by how team USA is showing their talent and sportsmanship in Tokyo this summer. Since these games are so inspiring to our country, we wanted to host our own Plant Olympics here at McDonald Garden Center to see what plants are the podium winners of summer 2021! 

Must-Have Summer Annuals

Looking for plants you can trust to create a beautiful, easy-to-maintain garden? Get growing with this season's must-have annuals by Proven Winners. These sun-lovers can take the heat giving you mega color all summer long. Here's our favorite proven performers... Angelface Angelonia - Beautiful flowering thriller with violet flowers. Angelonia are heat-loving plants that will grow most vigorously and bloom best when the heat is on. The plants are easy care with no deadheading needed.