If you love gardening, planting flowers should become an essential part of your landscaping. Their beauty can do much to enhance the appearance of your property. They also make outdoor spaces feel more inviting and provide delightful fragrances.
Like other plants and trees, flowers are a part of nature that helps soothe people’s moods and relieve their stress. They bring joy, such as the reaction whenever a person receives a bouquet. Here are some lovely varieties you should consider planting this spring.
Hydrangeas are a popular garden flower variety thanks to their wonderfully large bloom clusters in attractive colors like white, pink, blue, purple, and green. Coloring will, however, depend on soil PH. They are also low-maintenance plants, providing an exceptional reward for little effort.
Plant them with a generous spacing of about 3 to 10 feet apart in a partially shaded spot. They do best where they can get full morning sun but are shaded from around midday when the sun is at its hottest. Ensure the soil is fertile and well-draining, as you will need to water them regularly. Add some fertilizer to enrich the soil but do so sparingly to avoid stimulating leaf growth over blooming.
These gorgeous Orientals come in a variety of warm shades, including yellow, orange, pink, and red. Beautifully elegant and with a strong fragrance, they make for a lovely display in the garden and when cut. They will thrive whether planted in the ground or containers.
The best time to plant is in the spring, as soon as the ground is workable. Lilies tend to bloom from early summer into fall, but this will depend on the variety. They should be planted where they can get at least 6 to 8 hours of sunshine. They will also need the most watering during planting and growth. Mulching will help keep their root cool but ensure the soil is still well-drained. Add high–potassium fertilizer every couple of weeks from planting till six weeks after flowering.
A multi-colored wonder, pansies are a great flower choice if you love splashes of color and patterns. You can comfortably plant them in the spring or fall as they thrive in cool weather. They are also a good choice for those that love potted plants.
It is a more difficult flower to grow from seeds so consider buying the seedlings from a nursery. You can plant them as soon as the ground has thawed and temperatures are more stable. You can grow them under partially shaded or exposed ground, but ensure the soil remains moist and well-drained. You can add some general all-purpose fertilizer. Clear away dead flowers to help produce more blooms and prolong their life.
The delicate yet bright petals of the bloodroot are a welcome addition to any garden. This native species can start blooming in early spring though this effect does not last long. However, if you have a large enough colony, the splash of bright color, though short-lived, will be fantastic to behold.
You can propagate bloodroot or grow it from seeds. Just plant the rhizomes or seeds in a shady area and water regularly. They do not need commercial fertilizer though some compost can help. Its sap can stain, so be sure to handle it with gloves when caring for these flowers.