Yay! After a long, hard winter, spring has finally arrived!
Okay, so our winters aren’t all that difficult here in Southern California. But still, we all welcome the arrival of spring. Spring symbolizes new beginnings, a time for growth and abundance, and a feeling of endless possibility. So why not celebrate the new season with signature flowers?
When you think of spring flowers, you probably picture Lilacs, Heuchera, Daffodils, Tulips, Snow Drops, and Flowering Plum Trees. We have stocked all of these options, and more, at our nursery. So stop by and take a look at all we have to offer this spring!
Here are some things to consider as you choose your spring flowers…
Space. How much space do you have in your garden? Choose varieties that work well with plants that you already have. Consider, also, little extra spaces around your home that could use some decoration. Flowers are the perfect way to dress up your mailbox or a plain walkway. Hanging baskets or potted plants brighten up the porch, and the old-fashioned window boxes have made a comeback. Maximize all of your growing space for better curb appeal.
When you’re shopping for flowers, check the information tags for each plant’s maximum height. You might want to distribute your flowers according to height, so that you can achieve a layered look.
Climate is another important consideration. If you want your flowers to last into summer, here in Southern California, choose a variety that is heat resistant. Hot weather is just around the corner!
If you want to plant a flowering tree, consider how much space you will need for the variety of your choice. Some trees with aggressive root systems can disrupt hardscape like sidewalks and driveways.
Plant needs. It won’t do any good to select beautiful spring flowers if you don’t have the right spot to grow them. Consider the shade and space needs of each variety that you choose. Remember that plants can compete with one another, so planting tiny flowers in the shadow of a large shrub, for example, might mean that your flowers don’t receive enough sunlight. Water is another important element. Is your yard on a drip irrigation system, or will you need to water your flowers by hand each day (this can lead to a short life span for flowers when homeowners get busy)?
Color. A variety of colors usually works best, so consider what you have already planted in your garden. It’s a good idea to choose colors that offset one another, and to spread them out evenly.
We offer spring annuals packages for our maintenance customers. Give us a call and let us know how we can help!