With spring just a month away, now’s the time to consider which flowers to put in your garden. There are hundreds of choices, but we’ve selected a few that we think you’ll enjoy. They’re hardy, beautiful, and colorful – just the thing you need in spring flowers.
Best Spring Flowers To Plant
These easy-growing flowers are simple yet elegant and one of the best varieties to have in your garden if you’d like to attract butterflies. There are many different kinds of daisies, but three stand out as the top contenders:
These are not your average daisy. They are larger with velvety petals and rich colors like magenta, purple, and orange. You wouldn’t be faulted for thinking they are related to sunflowers. Compared to the daises you’ve seen growing in the wild, Gerberas are significantly bigger blossoms.
If you’re looking for that classic daisy look, we suggest Shastas.
Like Shasta’s English Daises are good for a traditional look. If you’d like your garden to have a bit of rustic, wildflower vibes to it, this is the variety you should go with.
There are two flowers under this category that we’d recommend. You probably know them by their common names: black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) and brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba). Black-eyed Susans, also known as coneflowers, are the more conical, pointed variety. Their petals are thinner and their centers darker. Brown-eyed Susan petals are wider and, as you may have guessed, their centers tend to the browner side. Both are hardy biennials or short-lived perennials. Therefore, you won’t have to plant them every year. Like the other flowers on this list, they are known to attract butterflies and bees who, if you weren’t aware, are in danger and need all the help we can give them.
Not only is lavender one of the most beautiful flowers to see in spring, but it’s also a widely regarded aromatherapy plant. Research suggests that lavender oil can be an effective natural remedy for migraines. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from chronic headaches, this could be the flower for you. There are several different varieties of lavender you can find at your local nursery. English, French, and Provence are all popular. However, the strongest and most popular is English lavender. It has the best fragrance and tolerates seasonal changes better than the others.
Hydrangeas are great because they grow in a variety of ways, from trees to vines. So, depending on how you’d like your garden to look, you can mold the plants to your design.
This is what you probably imagine when you think of hydrangeas. They grow in a bush and have round clusters of purple, blue, or pink flowers.
This is the only variety to grow in the form of trees. If you’re looking for an ornamental piece for your garden this spring, consider this variety!
Smooth hydrangeas are known for their height and large size. Consequently, you can easily use them for hedges. They also tolerate hotter climates – perfect for Cincinnati summers.
As you may have surmised, climbing hydrangeas grow in the form of vines. If you have a gazebo, arbor, or pergola that needs some shade, a climbing hydrangea could do the trick.
Believe it or not, tulips were so popular in the 17th-century Netherlands they actually created a craze known as “tulip mania.” People invested everything they have to earn money on tulip bulbs, much like the stock market today. Several main categories define these flowers, but all are vibrant, colorful, and most are perennials, so you won’t have to replant them year after year.
Of the 3,000 registered varieties, the characteristics can be broken down into five categories:
- single – characteristic six-petal flower
- double – more than a single layer of petals
- parrot – petals are ridged and resemble the feathers of a tropical bird
- Darwin/hybrid- hardy and considered the best variety for cut flowers
- triumph – has a long vase life; known for its classic cup shape
How To Protect Your Spring Flowers
Whichever flowers you choose, you’ll need to protect them from weeds and pests.
Weed And Feed
This product is wonderful because it allows you to nourish your grass and garden with much-needed nutrients while also targeting harmful weeds that choke out flowers. Be sure to apply a pre-emergent herbicide, meaning it will eradicate weeds before they have a chance to sprout. And make sure the product is selective, which means it will only target weeds.
Grubs munch on plants’ roots beneath the surface until they reach adulthood, where they transform into beetles. Unfortunately, most people don’t know they have a grub problem until the damage is well established. Applying good grub control keeps their population in check and prevents long-term damage to your lawn or garden bed.
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