Planting Spring Flowers in Your Landscaping

It is spring time again, and the best time to begin landscaping with flowers is in March. Most people will wait until summer to get their flower garden in place, but I think it is important to get started sooner rather than later. Why is this? Because in order to prepare your flower landscape for the upcoming spring, you have to prepare the flower landscape for the winter. Spring flowers are easier to bring into bloom than fall flowers, which mean a greater chance of them surviving the winter.

Let s be honest, even if you live in zone one-2, it will be difficult to locate certain flowers that last throughout the months in your area. But there are certain plants that just will make it through those colder months. By the way, I am not talking about tulips or any type of garden flower that has the tendency to grow and bloom all year. I am referring to perennials, especially those that come back year after year.

The two most common flowers that are perennials are the crocus and the impatiens. Both of these plants have a hardy life span and are seldom replaced. If you are looking for something to fill in the gap between now and the time you plant your new garden in March, the crocus and impatiens are the way to go. The crocus will bloom right up until the first frosts in the spring, and then continue to bloom throughout the entire season. Impatiens, on the other hand, will only bloom during the first two weeks of the month, but will continue to bloom throughout the plant life.

The three most common crocus varieties are the phlox, Columbine and impatiens. These are native to North America and do well in most parts of the United States, except for the southern part of the states. This is the area of the United States that has the most species of these perennial plants. The phlox is a ground cover plant that can be found in most any state, except for New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.

The third variety is the Columbine, which is native to the Mediterranean. It is a member of the umbel Family of umbelliferae and is a deciduous plant. It blooms in the spring and is best known for its showy purple blossoms. There are several subspecies of this species, and each one has its own distinctive appearance. The one phomopsis, or the purple-leaved phomopsis, is the most popular of the different subspecies.

Flowering period is usually two weeks short, and these plants are extremely drought resistant. Zoning is very important in March when planting perennials because they are not likely to root in the ground. If you are unsure of the best place for your flowers to be planted, consult a local nursery to get suggestions. Certain flowers will require different zones if you plan on planting them outside.

Spring is the perfect time to start planting perennials because this is when the heat begins to die down. You can also wait until fall before starting your garden. The cool weather in the fall will provide all the moisture your plants need to survive. Most flower gardeners start their flower garden in the spring, but in order to get the best results, you should divide your plants in half. Three to four feet of dirt is ideal for planting perennials in the early spring. After about three weeks of warm, sunny weather, you can move them to their permanent location.

For most flowers, you should plant them in loose soil that drains well and has good drainage. If you want a certain plant to bloom, such as lilacs or daffodils, you can pinch the stem so that it blooms for a limited period only. Pots that are placed in full sun are best for early spring flowers. Garden flower growers that specialize in early blooming perennials can give you valuable advice about which plants work best in your area.