The best way to get the most enjoyment out of your garden is to plant flowers and vegetation that will provide colour and blossoms throughout the year, no matter the season. If you forgot to plant some perennials and bulbs for the spring bloom, you can still add pops of colour with annuals. To get your garden ready for the warmer weather that’s just around the corner, check out some of our favourite spring flowers to plant in your garden this year.
As a cool-weather loving flower, the Pansy is a spring garden staple. Aside from being versatile, it isn’t too finicky to grow. It can thrive in partial shade or full sun and can leave you with amazing blooms to enjoy from spring, summer, and even throughout the early portion of fall.
Sweet Pea flowers are a very popular spring feature because they’re dainty, beautiful, and available in a wide range of stunning colours. Plant these seeds early, starting off by keeping them indoors in a planter. This way you can let them germinate so they’re ready to go as soon as the soil is thawed and prepared. Make sure there is no risk of frost when replanting them outside. These will grow between 5 or 6 feet tall and can be trained along a trellis or fence. Sweet Pea flowers are perfect for adding a burst of colour in the spring.
Begonias can add dazzling shades of pinks and reds to the mix, either for the garden bed or planters. When planting, always place them in rich, organic soil that’s damp without oversoaking. These flowers bloom from around May until October.
For a lustrous spring-through-summer flower, Cornflowers, also known as Bachelor’s Button, are a welcomed choice. These can grow between 6 to 12 inches tall, which makes them ideal for a wildflower garden. Some taller varieties might need to be staked to keep them upright. These are drought-tolerant and easy to grow. Smaller versions are also available.
Another good option to plant in your garden this spring is Supertunias. These are among the most popular flowers for spring and summer blooms since they grow fast, they’re quite resilient, and they can even hold up against some frost. Supertunias are suitable for smaller patches in the garden, in containers, or along edges to create a colourful border.
If you want your garden looking its best this year, but don’t have the time to tackle it on your own, give us a call at Hansen Lawn & Garden. We’ve been serving Ottawa residents since 1988, transforming outdoor spaces into beautiful landscapes that they can enjoy. Contact us today to learn more or to get a quote.