March 20th marks the first day of spring and as the day approaches so does the time to add color and pizazz to your landscaping. Adding in the top spring flowers of 2012 will get the neighbors turning their heads towards your lawn.
If you didn’t get around to planting your bulbs in the fall, have no fear, you can still produce great color in your landscaping by adding flowers that can be planted in early spring. From perennials to annuals, there are plenty of beautiful flowers that can be planted in just a few weeks.
Once the ground starts to become soft again, it will be the perfect time to start digging and planting the flowers of your dreams!
Best Spring Flowers
If you want your lawn to get some attention and curb appeal try adding some of the following beauties to your landscaping design this spring! These flowers are perfect for early spring planting.
The calla lily is a beautiful flower that takes minimal effort to maintain. Usually blooming in yellow, pink or white, these distinguished and elegant flowers will take your landscaping to the next level.
Gladiolus are also elegant flowers. This tall wonder takes up little space and produce bright colors. Try planting multiple gladiolus flowers three or four weeks in a row to have a staggered bloom in late spring and summer. Having a staggered bloom in various colors will definitely get the attention of people passing by.
Dahlias should be a standard for all gardens. These curvy pompom type flowers produce hardy blooms that with proper can last through the summer. Coming in multiple varieties of colors and shapes, this plant can make a home anywhere in your garden.
If you want to mix things up, try adding nerines to your garden. These festive plants are tall and thin but produce fun blooms. And when their blooms die, the leaves on the flower produce luscious greens. Plant in an area with color so that the green leaves can pop when the petals fall. These plants fully bloom closer to fall so planting them around color in the spring is ideal.
A little more maintenance may be needed with these beauties, but the result is well worth it. The begonia is not bought as a bulb, and is best started in pots. The great thing about potted begonias is that they can be taken in and kept as house plants in the fall when it begins to frost.
Get the Most Use Out of your purchase
With so much great color blossoming in your yard, you should take full advantage of its beauty. Since most of these flowers don’t last long, try snipping off a couple of blooms a week and making bouquets for your house. The smells and colors will liven up any room and grace your house with the fragrance of spring.
As the days start to get warmer start planning your perfect flower arrangements. Consider hiring a local landscaper to help you plant your flowering beauties in the the most ideal spots for thriving. Take advantage of this springs top picks and start turning heads with your color combinations.