Spring flowers are a great way to ring in the new growing season. Here are some cheerful options for adding color to your spring garden.
Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) is a deciduous shrub native to the southeastern US, grown for its attractive foliage, long-lasting flowers and four-season appeal.
If you are looking to get a jump on your vegetable garden, starting seeds indoors is a great option to consider. You can start vegetable seeds up to 6 weeks before the last threat of frost has passed, then transplant or move them outdoors after the frost-free date for your area.
Coleus is a tropical plant with striking foliage often grown as an annual. A highly popular bedding plant during Victorian times, this member of the mint family is easy to grow, rewarding with months of continuous color.
Even when it’s cold outside, you can get a bit of a gardening fix with these ten garden related projects. You can get crafty making floral ornaments or paperweights. Get your hands dirty and add succulents or a fairy garden to your home for the winter months. I have dried flowers I’m just itching to use for handmade holiday gifts.
No matter what the weather, there is always something to enjoy out in the garden during the winter months, if we remember to plan for winter interest. Here are a variety of ways to make your garden shine, even in winter.
Wintertime doesn’t have to be drab in the garden. Include at least a few of these recommended plants and you’ll have something beautiful to enjoy through the coldest months of the year.
With dazzling flowers and evergreen foliage, loropetalum adds year-round interest to the landscape. Also known as Chinese fringe flower, this member of the witch hazel family produces clusters of delicate flowers from mid-winter to early spring when the garden is just awakening.
For continuous color in the landscape, few plants rival verbena. This low-maintenance annual or perennial needs little supplemental care, yet rewards with months of bloom.
Sedum is an easy-to-grow succulent that comes in a range of sizes, colors and forms. For long-lasting color in the garden, it’s hard to beat the durability and toughness of this hardy perennial.