25. April 2012 15:45
Spring time is here and hints of color are popping up everywhere, rejuvenate your front yard, indoor garden space or commercial property with vibrant plantings. The quintessential spring garden flowers are, of course, daffodils. Snowdrops and crocuses bloom before and after daffodils, respectively. Tulips, the ones everybody waits for, come around a little later. Pansies are also a common plant, the array of colors prove to add so much character to a dull or colorless landscape. All these flowers are in the lily family, which is known for being hardy as well as beautiful.
Timing is the most crucial detail for Spring gardening. While a wide variety of spring garden flowers are out there, most find that choosing several species that bloom at slightly different times is the best way to go. A huge blast of color soon after the snow stops falling is going to make quite an impression, but if you stagger your spring flowers so that one or two different types of blooms appear just as the previous blooms begin to fade away, you'll have a great looking garden that becomes more beautiful as the summer approaches.
Despite its official start date, spring really comes at different times of year depending on your geographic location. Meaning, not all spring flowers are going to be appropriate in all climates. Ask local professionals in your area for the best combinations of indigenous plants that will thrive under certain weather conditions, water availability, exposure etc. Land care professionals will have excellent advice on the early blooming plants and shrubs that are native to your area and will set your garden apart from others.
(A bed of multi-colored pansies to brighten your Spring Garden)