There are only a few things in the world that come close in magnificence to a flower garden bursting with colorful blooms Contrary to what you may think, you don’t really need to spend a lot of time to have a beautiful garden. Many perennials and bulbs tend to naturalize, which means they grow similar to wildflowers once you’ve planted them. Many also require very little except watering in the summer, particularly if you live in a dry location.
Throughout the winter, a lot of us ache for sunlight and flowers, so the very first blooms after the cold months of winter are generally a sight we excitedly count on. Just before the sun shows up, there are lots of bulbs that begin to blossom. Snowdrops and crocus with their vibrant flowers, grape hyacinths, daffodils, and early tulips appear around winter’s last snow, while anemones, large hyacinths, and late tulips blossom from mid to late spring.
The perennials make an appearance in the garden at the end of spring and early part of the summer months. Daylilies, which are not related to lily bulbs, are perennials which do not have to be watered regularly in the dry months. Furthermore, they could be planted in spring or fall. Many perennials flower immediately after nearly all bulbs cease flowering, then they continue on through the middle of summer. Nonetheless, there are a few perennials that flower later or keep on flowering until fall.
If you want brightly colored blooms from late spring to early summer, make sure you plant Asiatic lily bulbs. Foxglove and feathery astilbe blooms are sure to brighten up the shady spots in your garden. As the season makes its transition from spring to summer, your garden will boast of lilac, coneflower, peony, and iris blooms. Note that these plants require very little maintenance.
From mid to late summer, the flowers by the oriental lily bulbs grab the limelight from the other flowers in the flower garden. The oriental lily bulbs are extremely sturdy plants needing hardly any care aside from summer water. Their flowers are big, flashy, radiant in colors, and incredibly aromatic. There are other perennials which are very easy to grow: dianthus, dahlias, phlox, coreopsis, and salvia. Each one of these will blossom through the summer.
As the season transitions from summer to fall, your flower garden need not fade. You can expect your black-eyed susan, phlox, coneflower, and dianthus to keep on blooming profusely until first frost. There are iris and daylily varieties that re-bloom in the fall. Some crocus bloom in the fall as well. And if you have chrysanthemums in your flower garden, you can expect them to put on a show until after most flowers are done blooming.
As soon as the freezing winter months set in, depending on where you live, your flowers may need to go on hiatus for a brief time. Nonetheless, if you are living in a milder climate, you can expect cool season flowers like cyclamen, lenten rose, and violets to bloom all through the cold months of winter. In very cold regions, your flower garden may still have a little color if you have some winter berry bearing shrubs and evergreens.
All of the perennials and bulbs described on this page are low maintenance. Generally speaking, nearly all bulbs as well as some perennials do not need summer water. Later blooming flowers, and also those that remain green during the summer (which include a handful of bulbs and virtually all perennials), have to be watered once in a while in the dry months. You’ll want to check the growing requirements of plants before purchasing them. Be sure that the flowers you select will survive in your climate zone. You could look ahead to a whole year of blossoms in your flower garden.
Choosing a few fresh new herbs from your very own herb garden definitely will add a little bit more taste to those home grown produce. For those who have never tried hydroponic gardening yet, please let me recommend that you give it a chance, you’re going to be surprised by the end result.