Planting flowers wisely can ensure your garden is full of color all year long. Some bulbs need to be planted ahead of time in order to bloom in the correct season, so planning your garden is essential. We’ve also included some ideas to keep your garden colorful in the freezing months without floral blooms.
During the spring months, focus on cold-hearty flowers which stand a better chance of surviving any late freezes. Think Easter colors with beautiful pinks, purples, and whites. Bulbs planted last year should pop back up this time of year as well.
- Tulips (planted in Fall to bloom in Spring)
- Iris (planted in Fall to bloom in Spring)
- Daffodil (planted in Fall to bloom in Spring)
- Hyacinth (bulb)
- Decorative Kale
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There’s a little known fact about what Goldilocks did before sitting down to each Little Bear’s porridge. It’s true – she took a stroll through their gardens, and tested the soil pH. Papa Bear’s soil was too alkaline – 9.2! Mama Bear’s was far too acidic – 3.5. Baby Bear’s garden, though? Just right. A perfectly neutral 7.1.
Silly stories aside, if you want to have a garden to work in or if you wish to decorate with plants, shrubs, or trees, you’ll want to have a healthy yard. That starts with good soil. If you’re looking to install new plantings or sod during a drought, you’ll have to have your soil tested before you can get a permit to water outside the restrictions.. When you are amending your soil you must also keep in mind the type of plants you want to grow. Certain plants prefer more acidic soil, like blueberries and azaleas.
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