11 Flowers That'll Make Your House So Summery

You need fresh blooms for every room.

Erika Craddock

You only get them a few months out of the year, so you might as well turn your house and garden into full-on flower mania. We've got a few tips to make sure your summer flowers last as long as possible. Then, once you've picked out your faves, check out these vases to complete the look.

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1 Ranunculus
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You'll get your money's worth out of these — they can last .

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2 Poppies
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Pro tip: These blooms are seriously delicate, so to extend their vase life, seal the cut end of the stem by .

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3 Peonies
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Get your vases — and your cameras — ready: Peonies are at their best in June.

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4 Calla Lillies
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To make sure they last as long as possible, cut stems in a bath of warm water, then place in a container of cool water in the refrigerator for up to two hours.

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5 Succulents
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If you want a plant that summer's heat won't kill, these are your savior.

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6 Orchids
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No matter what your favorite color is, there's an orchid for you.

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7 Chrysanthemums
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White football mums can withstand heat the best, but we don't blame you if you opt for one of the more colorful blooms.

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8 Hydrangeas
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If your hydrangea starts to droop prematurely, remove it from the arrangement, submerge it into cool water for 10 minutes, give it a fresh cut, place it back in your vase, and watch it pop back to life.

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9 August: Garden Roses
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You won't believe the fragrance this hybrid rose has.

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10 Dahlias
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These multi-petaled beauties look even better when you give them a hydrating "bath" before arranging. Remove any foliage, then submerge the stems in .

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11 Zinnias
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Before putting them in a vase, place the cut edge of the stem in boiling water for 20 seconds to help contain the within the flower and make them last even longer.

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