Guest post by Craig from Everything backyard
Your Spring Time Garden
Spring has sprung, and it is time to get out into the yard to add some color to your spring time garden as finally sunny days arrived.
It has been a long winter without flowering blooms.
However, you have many options to choose from, no matter what kind of climate or region you live in.
The list below contains the perfect resilient plants that can be added to your springtime garden. These plants are a great way to add color and variety without breaking the bank or your wallet.
The list contains annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees that are best suited to be planted early in the year.
Queen Ann’s Lace
Queen Ann’s Lace is also known as the wild carrot. This seeding flowering plant is easy to grow.
It is also very productive and can fill up just about any space with its large white blooms with a lot of green thin stems, that will not seem tangled or dense, but are rather dainty in appearance with a delicate fragrance.
This lovely flower is also known as the snap daddy of the yard.
Snapdragons are a hardy flower that can be planted and grown just about anywhere since they will thrive in temperatures from the cold all the way to hot.
They come in bright colorful blooms that will last throughout the entire season.
Even their leaves show off in variegated greens.
Cleomes are another flower that can grow in all regional gardens as a hardy, sturdy plant.
These oddly shaped spider-like blooms will showcase themselves from June until the frost creeps across your yard in the fall.
They are perfect to plant in a bright sunny space to add splashes of white and bright green.
Peonies are always a huge hit with many people.
They are easy to find, relatively cheap, and super easy to grow, but they do not do well as a transplant flower.
Their smallish blooms are packed with dense ruffled petals that are brightly colored that keep a lush foliage all through the summer months.
If Peonies are cared for properly, they will last for over 100 years.
When you think of Lavender, you may think of a medium purple hued flower with a strong earthy scent, but this flower actually comes in multiple beautiful shades. They are very hardy, nearly indestructible.
As an added bonus, they are deer-resistant.
They make an amazing addition to walkways and borders as a tall plant creating informal hedges.
Day Lilies are a gorgeous addition to any garden. Their long-thin petals come in a large assortment of colors of just about every combination.
There are many varieties of day lilies containing a lot of green with bright spots of color and a strong perfume.
As they start to grow, they can be easily divided to expand your collection year by year.
Looking for a great robust filler?
Maiden grass is a light and airy four foot tall ornamental grass. They are a great specimen to add texture to perennial beds and shrub borders.
For most of the year, the blades of grass are silver-green until first frost, and then, these fronds turn into a golden-bronze that will still bring color to your yard during the colder times of the year.
For such a simple looking flower, the black-eyed susan are one of the showiest flowers with their numerous bright yellow petals and dark brown centers on long thin stems.
These flowers will continue to bloom all through the summer and even in the snow. They are a hardy plant as they can survive in many types of climates and soils.
Shrubs For Spring Time Garden
The Yaupon Holly is can be an unusual addition to your yard.
It can be grown as a shrub if you cultivate it that way, but, it can grow into a thirty foot tree depending on its growing conditions.
At the beginning of each year, both male and female trees will grow small white flowers, though only the female tree will produce the berries that will feed birds throughout the winter months.
The spiraea are also known as snow-mounds, as they flower profusely with tiny blossoms in the colors of white, yellow, pink and purple form, just as it warms up and throughout the summer.
Each stem resembles a cascading waterfall that works as a filler. They work well as ground cover, in a rock garden, or in a hedging arrangement.
Clethra are very aromatic with one plant able to perfume an entire yard by itself by the end of summer.
They are small evergreen shrubs that are known for their cup-like white flowers, and they are a popular choice throughout the woodlands or as a new addition to a mixed border.
Their average height is 3-8 feet tall and can grow as wide as 6 feet, providing a large amount of ground cover.
Sourwood trees are something to behold throughout all of the four seasons of the year. This tree has late spring blooms that will maintain a glossy summer foliage.
As fall nears, these trees will showcase amazing fall colors into the winter where their seedpods will become numerous.
The blooms resemble lily-of-the-valley flowers, and in the fall, the leaves burn a crimson to a deep purple.
This seems to be a simple choice, but apple trees are rather popular in many regions. Before the apple comes small, yet fragrant, pink blossoms.
As an interesting fact, these trees can be “trained”, or rather, shaped to fit along a wall or over arches.
They quickly mature and are able to bear fruit in as little as five years.
Swamp White Oak
Swamp white oaks can grow to an enormous sixty feet tall and live for over 300 years if given the chance.
On younger trees, the swamp white oak sports an attractive peeling bark. Until the fall, this tree’s leaves are dark green on top with its underside a silvery-white.
These leaves will turn a orange-gold to yellow as autumn comes into full swing.
As you can see, you have plenty of choices to make when planning your garden landscape.
If you are a type of person who wants to start a new hobby such as gardening, these tips may come handy by giving you a head start idea about your new garden look.
Or, you can always visit the nearest garden center and “steal” some spring time garden ideas – just for fun!
I love to spend all the time I can outdoors and find every excuse to leave my house. I write about everything from backyard DIY projects to gardening. If you can’t get a hold of me I am probably on a trail or a boat.
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