Your Season-by-Season Guide to Gardening

The ground is soft, and it is time to grab your gardening gloves and get muddy.

YES, IT IS THAT TIME ONCE AGAIN. There are many plants that thrive after being planted in the spring, while others thrive in summer or fall. We have a great guide to walk you through the process, and get you ready for the next planting seasons.

Spring

Pansies & Violas:

These come in vibrant and distinct colors including  purple, white, yellow, red and orange. Sometimes you see them planted in the likeness of the American flag. They will be fine planted early in spring with some snow on the ground and will last into the fall.

Sweet Alyssum:

The tiny and densely packed white petals on this carpet of flowers will live from early spring until the fall. They can survive frost and love the sun.

Rhododendrons:

The beautiful petals look like frills at the ends of each stalk. They come in white, different shades of pink and purple. They are deciduous and evergreen, meaning they might drop their leaves (which is nothing to worry about) but if you have a specific type in mind, then double check the description when buying them.

Chrysanthemums:

These are a beautiful flowers which are slightly tricky to set up with good conditions for growth. There are many different types of chrysanthemums, but pompons are my favorite. With these you are going to want to make sure they can get a lot of light from the sun, and in a drier location. They like fertile soil, but if it is a little sandy then that is fine.

Summer

Marigold:

The bright colors of the marigold pair fantastically with the warm summer weather. They are a low-maintenance flower, but make sure they have a lot of sun.

Black-Eyed Susan:

When I think of a wildflower, this is what comes to mind. The delicate yellow petals with a deep black center are perfect to match with any flower in your garden.

Blanket Flower:

The fiery oranges, yellows and reds of this flower add a bit of spice to your garden. They attract butterflies and look amazing in bouquets. Drought tolerant but not a fan of saturated soils, blanket flowers are great for a higher place in your garden or among other plants that require little watering.

Fall

Crocus:

These little guys like to be planted in the fall so they can bloom in the spring. Often, they will bloom with snow still on the ground. It is a beautiful sign of spring when you see the little purple petals emerging from a white blanket of snow. Mice and voles love them, and during the winter they may dig them up and bury them somewhere else to store them. So, if you see them pop up where you didn’t plant them, don’t be alarmed!

Daffodil:

Everyone loves the yellow bloom of the daffodil. They are best planted in the fall, so they bloom in spring. You don’t have to worry about the mice with these. They will sprout right where you want them.

Tulips:

Tulips are a perennial but require a lot of work to keep them sprouting over the years. It is best to treat them as an annual, because they likely won’t live after a year. Mice love these guys, so to protect them, flowerpots are a good idea.

Winter (House Plants)

Snake Plant:

Dry air and infrequent watering will not phase this tough sansevieria. It can handle low light and the leaves will clean your home’s air. The pretty yellow lined leaves and the deep green center has an iconic house plant feel.

Bamboo:

This is a low maintenance plant that will spice up any bathroom. As a lover of humidity and its ability to thrive in low light makes it a perfect shower pal. If it grows too tall, then just trim it down. Depending on the length of the sections, you may have even found yourself a reusable straw after a little sanding down.

Tradescantia Zebrina:

A purple trailing plant which tells you when it needs watering. When the leaves start to turn brown then you know it is looking for a drink. The eye-drawing purple looks great with a colorful pot to help make this an iconic accent piece.

 

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