Top 5 Flowers that Keep Your Garden in Bloom in Any Season
Every gardener’s dream is to have a perfect garden all year round. But to achieve this there is a lot of painstaking planning to consider. You have to plan the right flowers at the right time and make sure you have something in there for every season. Pruning your plants is also a crucial part of keeping your garden in year round bloom. So what are the best plants to use and when?
The first sign of spring in most gardens comes with little green sprigs followed by the bright yellow blooms of the iconic daffodils. Daffodils let us know that Winter is over and Spring is on its way. Buy your bulbs from your local garden centre in mid to late August and plant them at this time. Don’t forget to buy the biggest bulbs you can and bury them 3 times their height in the ground. This way you will see your best bulbs come to fruition the recurring Spring.
This in between season can be the best for some amazing blooms such as the Calla and Pineapple Lilies. These bulbs can be planted in early spring, just as you see the tops of your daffodils poking through, and by the time the daffodils are having their last hoorah, your lilies start to sprout. Perfect for this in between stage which for most of us seems to last for months until real summer hits.
In summer it’s time for perhaps the queen of most gardens, the Rose. Roses generally bloom all summer and their iconic scent radiates a sense of ease. For the best roses, plant just as the leaves start to fall in Autumn, if you do you should see a great return the following Summer. Remember roses are perennial so if you prune at the correct time, late summer early Autumn, just as the flowers start to fade, they should come back even better the next year.
The most striking Autumn bloom has to be the Sunflower. Its bright open flower is at its best at the start of September. Growing Sunflowers can be a rewarding experience and is a really good challenge for kids. You can get sunflower seeds from any good garden centre and as long as you plant them in pots in say early Spring and then move outside in June you are sure to see some nice flowers by Autumn.
Just because it’s Winter doesn’t mean to say that your garden has to be dead. Many of the plants in the garden will have lost their leaves and it may seem their life. This means it’s all the more important to source some winter bloomers to keep your garden looking life like. Winter Jasmine is a hardy shrub who won its name through the time of blooming. Make sure you keep pruning this plant properly so the tiny yellow flowers and bright green stalks will have your garden looking bright in the darkest of months.
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