The sun sets later, the weather is warmer and the bees are out ready to pollinate. Welcome to spring, time to grab some soil and plant seeds that will soon blossom into bright, colorful flowers.
Below is a list of plants that do well in the springtime:
The Sweet Pea or Lathyrus odoratus is a flowering plant originating from southern Italy and the Aegean islands. These plants are climbing plants and can grow to a height of 1 – 2 meters. Their variety of colors including red, pink, blue, white and lavender make them the perfect garden ornament. Sweet Pea flowers represent blissful pleasure.
- Sun Exposure: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil Type: Rich, well-drained (add compost to improve poor soil)
- Soil pH: Alkaline, 7.0-7.5
- Watering Instructions: weekly watering. If soil is moist, no need to water but if it is dry, time for more water.
The beautiful garden pansy derives from the violets of the plant genus Viola in the family plant family, Violeace. They are sturdy flowers that can thrive under various conditions, however their vibrant colors are best suited for the Springtime. These heart-shaped leaves have a velvety texture and come in a combination of blue, yellow and white. They grow best in rich soil in a damp, cool climate. Pansies typically represent loving feelings, free-thinking and consideration.
- Sun exposure: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil Type: Well-drained
- Soil pH: slightly acidic (6.0-6.2)
- Watering Instructions: regular watering, in a moist but not soggy soil. Use containers with drainage holes if planting in a pot.
A regal name for a regal flower. These flowering plants come from the iris family and derive from Asia, Mediterranean Europe, South Africa and tropical Africa. These plants are sometimes called “sword lilies” for the blad-like appearance of their leaves. The flower stalks can grow 2 to 4 feet tall while only spreading 1 foot wide. They usually grow in clusters and make perfect fence decor. The Gladiolus represents strength of character, remembrance, faithfulness and moral integrity.
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Soil Type: Sandy loam
- Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
- Watering Instructions: After initial planting, water well. Then water weekly.
The Hydrangea is a genus of over 75 species of flowering plants deriving from Asia and the Americas. The greatest species of them can be found in eastern Asia, China, Korea and Japan, but in every place they exist, they make their area beautiful. Hydrangea flowers grow in small clusters with small flowers on the inside and larger ones on the outside. Their colors range from green and white to pink, purple and blue. The Hydrangea represents gratitude, grace and beauty.