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Flowers By Season in Colorado Springs

Colorado has a unique climate that can vary from freezing winters to drought-like summers which can make maintaining a beautiful garden difficult without a well thought out plan. Flowers by Season in Colorado Springs is geared towards Colorado Springs’ climate, but we also recommend keeping your local climate in mind when selecting plants.

This guide will help you plant the right types of flowers at the right times which does everything from significantly increasing the curb-appeal of your home to attracting pollinators that fertilize your flowers for you.  We’ve also included some ideas to keep your garden colorful in the freezing months without floral blooms.

Spring: March-May

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.

Spring Flowers in Colorado Springs

Spring Colorado Flower Favorites:

  • Tulips (bulb-planted in Fall to bloom in Spring)
  • Iris (bulb-planted in Fall to bloom in Spring)
  • Daffodil (bulb-planted in Fall to bloom in Spring)
  • Hyacinth (bulb)
  • Pansies
  • Snapdragon
  • Decorative Kale
  • Alyssum

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Why Soil pH Matters

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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