When you start planning your flower garden for the spring, you have to realize that there are various types of flowers and the type that you use will depend on what the rest of your garden looks like. In addition, there are many different colors of flowers that work better as perennials than annuals and therefore need to be planned out first. One of the most popular flower gardens for early spring is to plant all the daffodils, crocuses, tulips, lilies and hydrangeas in one big bloom. There are many other flowers that can be planted that will provide color in the spring and some flowers that will not flower until summer.
One of the problems that new flower gardeners face is that they try to plant too many flowers in their flower garden at once. They want a display of colors and therefore plant many different kinds of flowers that will compete with each other for attention. This can lead to less than perfect flower gardens. To avoid this problem, plan out which flowers should be planted where and when.
Some of the best flowers for early spring are the daffodils, crocuses, tulips and hydrangeas. The first three plants that you put in your flower garden are going to be the focal point. Try to plant these flowers so that they are about two feet tall. Other early spring flowers that look good are the blue-flowered perennials such as the violets and the tulips, which are quite noticeable in the early spring garden. If you have white flowers on the ground during the colder months, such as in the winter, you can highlight these by putting a pink flower or two on the ground.
One thing to remember when planting in spring is that your flowers are going to be subject to change in the coming year. Mother Nature always has a way of changing things, so it’s best not to get too frustrated and to continue trying to improve your arrangements. You may find that you have a different arrangement in mind that will work well next year. If you haven’t figured out what you want to do, think about what colors would look best with the other flowers in your garden. Remember that the flowers are the finishing touch, but your arrangement should complement your other plants and landscaping.
In early spring, the best flowers for planting are those that are least bothered by insects. This includes bugs, fungus and beetles. Do not expect any birds or butterflies to be visiting your flowers. If there are no insects, your flowers will not need the extra light provided by the afternoon sun. And don’t forget to check the local birds and squirrels to see if they enjoy your flowers.
When it comes to the season of summer, there are a lot of flowers that are best for early planting. These include daffodils, tulips, daisies, honeysuckle, hydrangeas and scented blossoms such as jasmine. For early-blooming perennials, try planting marigolds in the fall and perennials such as lavender, chrysanthemum and irises.
You also need to consider the needs of your soil when it comes to planting. Water and nutrients are very important for all flowers. In the early part of the season, you will also need to fertilize your flowers to help them grow. Make sure that you follow the instructions on the package, especially when it comes to the fertilizer and the frequency of application.
Flowering plants should not be placed where they will face the cold weather. You should also avoid planting them near fences, trees and lighted structures such as lamps and skylights. Keep in mind that you plant the flowers at a particular interval, and take care that they will receive proper ventilation during their growing season. The correct spacing will help them bloom more beautifully. So, get ready for spring by starting early and planting beautiful flowers.