Do you know that your garden not only gives you fresh vegetables but also brings a perfect place with beautiful landscaping? If you know ways to choose the right plants, you will have an ideal outdoor for entertaining. Growing some of these 15 Useful Flowers is a great addition to bringing something different and exciting to your yard. They are incredible options for natural remedies.
These flowers not only have a variety of bloom colors, foliage, and fragrance but they also have their own properties. They are easy to plant just with full sun place, so enough watering, after a time, they will provide incredible beauty and unforgettable fresh aroma. There’s absolutely no reason why these beautiful flowers you add to your landscape can’t do double duty, right? Keep reading to know about them!
The bright, white apple-scented flowers of Chamomile can be used in a myriad of ways. You can use the flowers as the tea that helps ease menstrual pain. At the same time, its anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties make it a great skincare ingredient. For the garden, the highly-scented flower keeps all sorts of pests away.
Dandelion is an edible weed but its yellow flowers are incredibly friendly and cheerful. Nearly all parts of the plant are edible and delicious. You could make a batch of dandelion bitters to use as a digestive aid before a big meal or in your favorite cocktail.
Feverfew is an herb that has been used for treating everything from toothaches to arthritis to migraines and fevers.
Use the flowers of Lavender for sachets or sprinkling in drawers and closets, and your clothes will smell lovely. For cooking, lavender also has a place with lavender tea, lavender cookies, and even lavender ice cream.
If you love natural skincare, find the flowers of calendula. Its flower petals are used in all kinds of tonics, toners, moisturizers, and salves as it is incredibly nourishing and gentle on your skin. It’s used to help treat wounds and soothe irritated skin. In the garden, this flower is a trap crop for aphids and as a companion, the plant repels whiteflies and attracts more pollinators.
#6 French Marigolds
French Marigolds are a great companion plant with their beautiful russet and orange flowers which can deter pests. In cooking, you can eat the petals, tossing them in soups and salads for a bit of color.
Both the iris flowers and the stems can be used for making natural dyes and inks. Also, its flowers are not the deer’s favorite taste, so they will leave them alone.
Borage is a lovely herbal flower that bears beautiful blue flowers. Growing this plant will help keep tomato hornworms away as well as repels cabbage moth caterpillars. Or, they can be made into a fertilizing tea with borage to add potassium to the soil. Its flowers look great for delicious salads or drinks
But don’t let those pretty petals fool you. The beautiful flowers of Geraniums not only enhance your patio, but they will also help keep mosquitoes away naturally, with no smelly candles or chemical sprays. For the garden, they make for an excellent trap crop.
#10 Purple Coneflower
For health, purple coneflower has immune-boosting powers, but it’s also a great flower if you want to keep the deer out. Its flowers are also great to attract finches to come to visit your garden.
Nasturtiums are incredibly easy to grow and fill up your garden with lovely green leaves and brightly colored flowers. The edible plant is so tasty with its leaves and flowers.
#12 Anise Hyssop
Anise Hyssop belongs to the mint family that emits a lovely licorice flavor and scent. This beautiful flower is for cooking and baking. You can use it as a tea to help relieve chest congestion from colds.
The flowers of Pansy are edible and are a great addition to buttercream cupcakes. Or, you can make a cup of tea with some pansy flowers.
Daffodils are poisonous flowers to all, so deer avoid them. And you can grow this plant for a hard line.
#15 Bee Balm
Bee Balm shows off its lovely flowers attracting a lot of pollinators. Also, You can eat the leaves and flowers. Add the petals to salads for a pop of color.