Tulips; Blue cornflowers
April is upon us and several flowers have already started to share their beauty. Whether you are planning a wedding or simply love the beauty of spring, knowing which flowers are in bloom can be helpful.
April brings about flowers such as tulips, alstromeria, cornflowers, freesia, and the iris are all common flowers that are in bloom. These flowers typically survive the last frost and show their lovely colors in April or late March. The color always brightens up a yard and seeing a few lovely blooms may have you thinking about preparing your flower garden for some early color. If you are ready to prepare your flower garden than now is the time to do so. Hopefully, you prepared some at the end of the planting season by cleaning out beds and adding a light layer of mulch for bulbs that stayed buried for upcoming years, but if not, now is the time to get cleaning.
Purple Japanese Iris flowers
Clean out weeds and any other debris that has collected since the growing season to make beds ready for new growth. Mix in some organic fertilizer with light mulch as you loosen soil to prepare for planting. If you have compost available, all the better. Now you need to choose which plants will do best in your spring garden. Visiting a local garden center can be helpful to know what works best in your area, but a few flowers are a safe bet in most places. One small flower with a great deal of color is the pansy. Pansies prefer the chilled weather of spring and is an annual that many gardeners prefer. Another option is the yellow trillium that has marbled leaves and small yellow flowers. The blooms and foliage die back in June for easy replacing. One flower often found in the wild is that of bloodroot. Do not let the name confuse you, these small white flowers pop up in March and last until late spring offering a white blanker for your garden. If you prefer trees the redbud is beautiful in the spring and offers beautiful foliage for your yard or garden. Choose your flowers based on your area and your preferences. A touch of color in the spring can be a nice change after a long, cold winter.