When do you start planting flowers for spring? It is a bit early to plant anything, but spring is a special time and the early blossoms are hard to beat. You’ll want to plant early, before snowfall, on a sunny day so that your flower garden is covered with sweet white, fragrant petals. Flowers come out, most fragrant when the morning sun is shining, or just after it has dried off. This means that the best time for planting any flower garden in the spring is late winter or early spring. The other reason to plant flower garden flowers in the spring is because of the climate, which is typically warmer than fall or winter.
Before planting flowers for spring, you need to decide what flowers you are going to plant. If you have a fairly large garden, then maybe you should consider starting a bed that will span several pages, rather than planting one long row of flowers. Also, if you have a rather small garden, then you might be better off starting with three or four short rows of flowers and have that as a backdrop for a larger area of unplanted ground. Of course, if you are just starting out, you can always just buy a few small plants to start off with and work your way up to planting a few of those plants in the fall. You can always plant flowers next to your flowering plants in the fall, when you have the room, to ensure they grow well together.
Once you know what you are going to plant, you can then begin planning your planting calendar. Remember, you are planting flowers for spring, not fall, so there is no need to prune. If you have a flower garden with annuals and perennials that are not in bloom, it will be much easier to do all of the trimming in the spring, before those plants start to die back. In fact, you may not even need to prune at all!
Some perennial flowers and perennials that you can easily begin planting in the fall are hydrangeas, crocuses, daffodils, daisies, tulips, irises, mums, and phobias. Some of these can even be planted in the winter, right after you dig the holes for them, before they start to die back. There are also many flower bulbs, such as crotons, which will only take a little bit of extra watering in the summer to bloom again in the fall.
If you are going to be planting flowers that will live for the winter, such as crocus and crocuses, then you can bring them inside when it starts to get cold outside. Just dig them up a few weeks before frost. The rest of your indoor plants should be ready to plant when you bring them indoors. However, if you are planting flowers that need a lot of light, you will want to plant them outdoors during the day, before bringing them indoors to fill in any gaps in the room.
You should plan to have at least six weeks of spring time to work with when you are planting bulbs. Make sure to have fresh soil ready by the first week of April. Then, you will be ready to plant most of your bulbs, with the exception of the smallest bulbs that will grow very quickly. If you are going to be trying to grow your garden out of seeds, you should mix a couple of months’ worth of seeds with the soil before starting your garden.
Some plants won’t flower until the last frost date, which is typically about three weeks after the last frost. Be sure to check with the local extension office for the last frost dates for your area. Then, you can start planting your bulbs, seeds or plants for planting. When it comes to flowering plants, you should plant flowers as soon as they start to bloom.
One last thing to take into consideration when it comes to planting flowers for your garden is how much sunshine they get throughout the year. If you have ever tried to grow flowers in containers, then you know that different types and colors of flowers love different kinds of weather. Sunlight is essential when it comes to growing your own garden. Check with your local extension office for the days, when flowers will be getting the most sunlight in your area. This will help you plant bulbs for your garden that will thrive during the sunniest months.