Spring shouldn’t be the only time your flower garden is radiant and blooming. With a few simple steps, you can have colorful blooms and vibrant foliage all throughout the four seasons. Read on and get inspired to create a season-proof flower garden that’s always picture-perfect!
How To Grow A Stunning All-Season Flower Garden
Growing flowers is a simple business for avid growers and gardening beginners alike. While seasons change and most flowering plants take their break in the winter, we abandon hopes of a stunning garden landscape in the cold season. However, you can work around this setback and make the seasons work to your advantage. With a few simple and practical steps, your garden landscape can continue to be as stunning in spring as well as in autumn. Read on to know more about growing a flower garden all year round!
Step One: Choosing A Flower Garden Design
Planning ahead is key to having a great all-season flower garden. You can even create a vision board and add pictures of how your flower garden should look like in every season. Do you want a prim and proper flower garden landscape or a cottage flower garden with massive blooms? Check out this guide to flower gardening for beginners for more tips and ideas for a garden design.
Step Two: Starting A Flower Garden
Chances are, you already have a particular area around your home in mind for this project. Determining the space where you want your flower garden situated is a big help in preparing your soil for the actual planting process. To spice up this area, you can add garden benches, and small fountain or statuette as your garden’s focal point. If you’re a flower gardening beginner, start with a small area like a mailbox garden. You can pick some helpful tips in starting a garden here.
Step Three: Picking The Ideal Plants
In choosing your plants, it is best to pick flowers that are native to your place. It is also important to identify if the plants are annuals, perennials, or biennials, so you can pick long blooming plants. You can do your research on this and list down the plants that bloom each season. Based on your research, narrow down your list of flowering plants and map out the kind of flower garden you envision. Here are some great flower ideas for each season:
Spring Perennial Garden Landscape
Perhaps spring is the prime time for your flower garden especially if you’ve got flowering bulbs planted from the last fall season. Flowering bulbs like the lovely tulips, crocuses, and pansies will bloom very early in spring. If you didn’t get enough time for planting flower bulbs in fall, it’s not too late to grow these lovely perennial flower plants now.
Summer Annual Flower Garden
There’s a wide array of sunshine-loving blooms that last beyond the summer heat. Try growing marigold and sweet salvias in your garde,n with marigolds helping repel pests and salvias inviting pollinators for your vegetables. You can also opt for chrysanthemums, which bloom all the way until fall. You can also find great choices in this list of annual flower plants for your summer flower garden.
Autumn Garden Landscape
Here’s a secret–Autumn’s cool temperature is actually a good season for both plants and growers. It can work in your favor if you know which flowers to plant. Our top picks for your flower garden would have to be daisies, dahlias, and Japanese anemones because of their bold-looking heads and vibrant colors. You can also start planting flowering bulbs in fall if you want lovely blooms in spring.
Winter Garden Landscape
While the plants available through winter can be limited, it’s not like you won’t have great choices. Amazingly, flowers likes lenten rose, camellias, winter jasmine, and witch hazel bloom even as the snow lays heavy on their blooms and buds. Along with these flower plants, don’t forget that fruit trees like apples, cherries, pears, and apricots yield such lovely flowers even with the snow, too. Here’s an extensive list of winter garden plants for your stunning winter landscape.
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Growing flowers is easy, but keeping it continually blooming and lovely can be challenging. With these flower gardening tips and ideas, I’m pretty sure, you have now an idea of the flowering plants that will help you get an amazing garden landscape. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter, keep your garden lovely with these flower gardening ideas.
Got some ideas for your own four season flower garden? Share your thought about it in the comments section below.
Do you have visions of a movie-like secret garden? Why not plant one and check out the perennial flowers that are perfect for your secret garden!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.