5 Instagrammable Flowers for your Garden
Stuck for a little garden inspiration?
Stuck for a little garden inspiration? We’ve taken a look at some of the most popular flowers on Instagram to help you enjoy your garden with a social media moment. Whether you’re looking for a complete overhaul or just a little bit of extra joy in your garden, these flowers could be just the thing!
Botanical name: Paeonia
Flowering time: Mid-spring to early summer
Planting time: Autumn
#peonies: 1.8m posts
A beautiful flower and one very popular among bloggers and instagrammers, peonies offer large, romantic blooms in whites and pinks. They have a reputation for being difficult to look after, but as long as you do your research and you have their basic needs in place, you should be easy to cultivate.
Botanical name: Tulipa
Flowering time: March to May
Planting time: October to November
#tulips: 4.7m posts
There are a large range of colours and shapes of tulips (hundreds!), which makes it easy to see why they’re so popular. It means that you can change the colour scheme of your garden every year, if you wanted to, but you can also encourage reblooming in certain types of tulips too.
Botanical name: Lavandula
Flowering time: Summer
Planting time: Spring
#lavender: 3.8m posts
A classic English garden plant, lavender is actually a fragrant herb (and originates in the Mediterranean!) and is incredibly easy to grow. There are many different types of lavender, but the three main groups are English Lavender, French Lavender and Lavandin.
Botanical name: Helianthus
Flowering time: August
Planting time: Spring
#sunflower: 4.3m posts
You can’t help but smile if there’s a sunflower around, so no wonder it’s one of the most instagrammed flowers there are. With big flower faces, bright yellow petals and large bristly leaves, they can grow up to 16 feet high.
Botanical name: Hydrangea
Flowering time: Late spring to late autumn
Planting time: Autumn and spring
#hydrangea: 1.9m posts
A shrub with exceptionally pretty flowerheads, hydrangeas have an old-fashioned charm available in a number of different colours. The flowers may even change colour, depending on the ph levels of the soil – sometimes with different colours on the same plant!
Which is your favourite? Any that you think we’ve missed?