Whether your garden is large or small, it can be the colorful spring garden of your dreams.
Consider These Before Planting Flowers
Some gardeners have a beautiful spring garden by digging holes and placing a plant or flower in the hole. They may be successful, but chances for success are greater if you plan your garden. Ask yourself these questions. You can get help from your online garden store or at your local nursery.
- Do I want annuals so I can plant different flowers each year, or perennials that automatically bloom in the spring?
- Is my soil healthy for planting my choice of flowers or do I need to add something to the soil? This could be manure, peat moss, or compost.
- Are deer a problem in my yard, and if so, do I want to limit my choice of flowers to those that deer won’t eat?
- Does my garden area have full sun, partial sun, or shade most of the day? The answer will depend on the flowers you choose. Garden shops clearly label the best area to grow flowers.
Add Color to Your Garden
After answering these questions, the next thing is to decide if you want delicate pastels like pink, lavender, and white. You might prefer a bold look with orange, yellow, and red as your primary plants.
Wildflowers – Some popular wildflowers are Shasta Daisy, Cone Flower, and Garden Lupine. Annual wildflowers are available at garden stores and online. You can plant only one species or a mixture of various plants.
Bulb Flowers – These include tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, iris, and many more. You may have to wait a few weeks for bulbs to bloom.
Popular Annuals – There are many choices of flowers that are grown and ready to plant at your local nursery or at online. Here are a few of them:
- Dianthus – These spring flowers are up to 10 inches tall and are good for planting behind low-lying plants and flowers. Their colors are pink, white, and red. Dianthus, like pansies will stop growing when the weather gets very hot. They will bloom again in the fall when it is still hot.
- Geranium – These plants can be purchased in red, white, orange, pink, and others. They can add beauty to your colorful spring garden and bloom all summer and into fall.
- Petunia – Petunias are available in a multitude of colors and color combinations. They grow in the spring and all through summer.
Choose Greenery and Fragrance
The contrast of green plants in front of your flowers presents a professional look and helps the eye focus on your colorful spring garden. Garden greenery is sold wherever you buy your flowers.
Another choice is whether you want flowers that have a great scent. This can be especially nice when planted by your door. You will get a pleasant whiff each time you enter or leave your home Some plants with delightful scents are lily-of-the-valley, hyacinth, peony, and magnolia.