Flowers for Spring and Easter
Despite the rainy weather, the has sun been brighter, the days are longer and we’re all anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get outside! As gardeners, we can celebrate the first days of spring and Easter with traditional flowers that are as fragrant as they are beautiful. Flowers for Spring and Easter will continue to grow so that you can enjoy them for a long time or again next spring. Below we have listed some of our favorite flowers for spring and Easter along with growing tips and information:
- Lilies– These fragrant beauties can be planted in a lightly shaded location in your garden after they have finished blooming. They will then die back (their leaves and stems will turn brown and then you can remove them). Lilies will grow and bloom again in your garden during the month of August. Additionally, they are most often perennial and will return to your garden each year. How awesome is that?!
- Hyacinths, Tulips & Daffodils– These bulbs can be planted outside when they are done flowering. Leave their foliage and let them turn completely brown before removing their leaves. They will re-emerge and bloom in your garden the following spring.
- Pansies– These cheerful faces are always a perfect addition to any spring garden or container gardens. Pansies are cool weather tolerant and are easy to grow indegenerique.com. They require partial sun and shade and will grow all spring until hot weather arrives. They will continue to grow into summer as long as they are in a cool, shady location. Add pansies to any container garden, flower bed or Easter arrangement for a happy face smiling back at you.
- Hydrangeas– The forced florist variety of hydrangeas have bloom that will last for several months. TIP: Keep them watered regularly and they will bloom and last a lot longer. Unfortunately, they are not hardy or cold-weather tolerant and will not grow back if you plant them outdoors. We encourage you to enjoy these long-last beauties inside your home.
- Azaleas– The forced florist variety of azaleas have bright and stunning blooms that are prolific and last a long time when placed in cooler rooms. Unfortunately, they are not hardy or cold-weather tolerant and will not grow back in our zone if you plant them outdoors. Enjoy them inside on your table or on your desk at work! Their bright colors are worth it!
- Ranunculus- These flowers look almost too perfect to be real. Their exquisite, rose-like blossoms are often seen in high-end flower shops and wedding bouquets. The flowers display layer upon layer of silky petals in bright, paint box colors. In zone 5, they are treated like a cool tolerant annual that flowers during the spring.
Stop into the store to pick up flowers for spring and Easter. We also offer Easter basket arrangements for your table or gifts. Ready for some gardening crafts? Check out Easter DIY projects on our Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/grafgrowers) page or like us on Facebook (www.grafgrowers.com/graf.growers) for more ideas and tips!