Flowers bring vibrant color to your garden and make you want to spend more time outdoors enjoying your deck, patio, or outdoor gathering place. This is the perfect time of year to think about which beautiful blooms you want to add to your collection, so read on to get the lowdown on 5 of our favorites, along with growing tips and other essential information. Happy gardening!
1: Classic Roses
Roses are one of the world’s favorite flowers, and it’s easy to see why. Their delicate petals unfold in a beautiful spiral that seems to pull you in and, with hundreds of varieties available, there is a size and color for every taste. Click here for valuable information on springtime rose care.
2: Versatile Lavender
Lavender’s most remarkable quality is its amazing versatility. Not only does lavender make a beautiful plant for borders or groupings in your garden—it’s also perfect for dried flowers and crafts, for making things such as soaps and essential oils, and even for adding to foods such as refreshing lavender lemonade or sinful vanilla cheesecake with lavender syrup. Growing lavender is definitely a great way to multitask! Click here for information on how to grow lavender.
3: Exotic Dahlias
Dahlias are vibrant, exotic beauties with lovely curved petals. With blooms that can grow nearly as large as dinner plates, these vivacious beauties are sure to catch everyone’s eye! Click here for information on how to grow dahlias.
4: Gorgeous Blanket Flowers
Blanket flowers grow showy, daisy-like blooms without a lot of fuss. These colorful beauties thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 9, an area that covers pretty much all of the contiguous U.S., and even do well in poor soil. Better yet, blanket flowers are known for attracting lots of butterflies, so they will make your garden beautiful in more ways than one! Click here for more information about blanket flowers.
5: Classy Tulips
Tulips are the epitome of class, with their graceful single stalks and smooth petals. They’re also one of the most beautiful signs of spring, showing their colors when the weather finally warms up. But did you know that you can also grow tulips indoors? Click here to learn how to grow tulips in a vase, and enjoy their beauty for months at a stretch!
What’s your all-time favorite flower?