Tips for Gardening Spring Flowers

Gardening Spring Flower 300x225 Tips for Gardening Spring FlowersSpring Flowers 300x199 Tips for Gardening Spring FlowersSpring is the season when you see colors and flowers all around with soothing warmth in the environment due to a little higher temperature that feels like heaven after the freezing cold winters. In spring there are flowers on roadsides and every where even at the places where no work has been done in order to grow flowers. Now just think if this season is so favorable to plants that they start blooming even if not taken care of than what scenic beauty it will be when you work a little hard in your lawn or yard to prepare it for the season of spring.

Well if planned properly and before time you may experience wonders in form of flowers in your garden that would not only make you feel awesome but also make people get inspired with the beauty you have spread all around with your hard work. For growing flowers you need some prior planning like as preparing the soil and choosing the right time for sowing the seeds. Well if you buy the plants from some store you don’t need to start working that early but still hard work is definitely required.

Here are some steps you would need to take in order to keep up all your gardening work on time when preparing for an all bloomed garden in springs.

1.    The very first thing you need to do id to plan our about where you want to have flowers in your garden. Now scatter them all around so that when the flowers bloom at different times of spring they can be seen in all of the area instead of planting one type of flowers at one side this will appear like each part of your lawn or garden having flowers at a particular time and than abandoned. Scattering will make it appear like flowers growing all around through out the whole season.

2.    You will need to plant spring bulb flowers in the falls a year before. These plants need proper time to grow so the whole winters they will get time for proper growth. If you live in warmer part of your country you may wait till end of fall but still they require more time.

3.    Mix some fresh top soil in your garden soil once the last frost is over in springs and than plant the new annual flowers so the foliage is not damaged.

4.    You will have to keep watering plants to keep the soil damp when there is no rain. Plant food and fertilizers can also be added in order to make the plants grow healthier and stronger. Many of the bulbs need phosphorus fertilizer to be sprinkled over the soil. Do that according to the instruction over the packet for how much quantity to be used.

5.    Cut out the stems of plants that clump together to give a thinner look to the plant. Moreover you can snip off the blooms that are withered so the food and energy produced by plant is not wasted unnecessarily. This encourages new growth too and let the bulbs attaches to the flowers that later dry up into seeds and fall around that grow the next spring for you.

Narcissus

narcissus 300x300 Narcissusnarcissus White 300x200 Narcissusnarcissus bouquet 300x200 NarcissusThey are mostly native to the Mediterranean region, but a few species are found through central Asia to China. Formality, sweetness, self admiration, formality, and egotism, are all represented by the Narcissus flower. The Narcissus flower blooms are often grown on damp soil near to a pond. It requires well-drained planting sites with exposure to either A.M., P.M., or entire day direct sunlight and its planting depth varies according to the size of the bulbs. It is also the most popular flower in Germany. Lore connects the daffodil to not only a sign of winter’s end but a lucky emblem of future prosperity.

Narcissus is the name of a genus which includes flower bulbs which are quite easy to grow. The tale of this flower has its roots in the early Greek and roman mythologies, according to them a young lad Narcissus fell in love with his own self when he saw his reflection in a stream and he stared at it until he eventually turned into his namesake flower.

Narcissus flowers are usually white or yellow and are characterized by a stem that bends just before the blossom, so it tilts in such a way that the blossom faces out or down rather than up. According to myth, this is because Narcissus was gazing down when he was transfixed in his own reflection. The stalk is otherwise firm and upright. .

Narcissus is the first flower of spring, these species flower the last of April depending on the species. Their presence also declares that winter is leaving and that spring has returned.

It is also commonly known as daffodil or jonquil. Narcissus species are commonly called daffodils, dwarf daffodils with small cups are sometimes referred to as jonquils. These three were once separate flowers. Interbreeding and hybridizing produced more than 5,000 varieties, placed in 11 main categories. However one feature distinguishes Narcissus from nearly all others which is its crown or corona, it is a frilly topped, cup-like cylinder arising from between the base of the blossom’s stamens.

Facts about Narcissus:

●     Narcissus is known as the10th wedding anniversary flower, a gift of daffodils is said to ensure happiness. But they are always presented in bunch.
●     Narcissus is the flower for those born in December and its birth stone is turquoise.
●     The name, Narcissus is derived from the Greek word narke, meaning to numb. Some say that the naming of the flower to its narcotic fragrance because in a closed room its scent can cause headache.
●     Narcissus sap contains sharp crystals that are poisonous, and thus are left alone by the deer as well as mice and other rodents.
●     It keeps you care free as it is a Disease Resistant flower.
●     All the flowers of this species are suitable to ornament the garden as an addition to your spring treats.
●     In Islam the Hadith of Bukhari associates the flower with the upright and righteous man. The symbol has also been likened to the transformation of pride and self-centeredness into the humility of a more individuated and spiritual self.

Flowers & Seasons

It is the biggest mistake of all in making a garden to plant only once and then expecting full harvest all season. It is a fact that flower growers must plant nearly every week through the middle of the summer to keep the garden alive. Flowers are also categorized on the basis of their blooming seasons, just as vegetables do, which are Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Most of the flowers are season – specific. Though, there are a few flowers that bloom spring beauty flowers 150x150 Flowers & Seasonsthrough out the year. Those flowers are called perennials.

Spring Flowers:
Spring Time is not only the time of growth and renewal of new plant but also animal life. Spring flowers bloom at different times in the North and South Hemispheres. Most flowering plants bloom during spring time. For three months this time is granted to us to enjoy the varieties of colors and scents. Tulips are all over in just about every color, Flowering branches, Dogwood, Cherry Blossom, Quince, Forsythia, Plum, Lilac and so much more.

Summer Flowers:
Summer is the flower arranger’s delight. It is the one season of the year whichbest Summer Flowers 150x150 Flowers & Seasons really works with you and floral growth is on its peak in the summer season. In this time of the dear you can choose to adorn your garden with a variety of annuals, perennials, shrubs, bulbs, vines and tropical plants because colors are rich and varied, foliage lush and abundant, and gardens come into their own. There is simply more of everything. The Northern hemisphere experiences summer during June, July, august, while Southern hemisphere during December – February.
Usually the summer months are a time for holidays, and outdoor events, such as tetes, barbecues and garden parties. Above all, it is the season of weddings and flowers are in great demand all season. Early summer is also the best time to plant containers.
Many flower gardens look great in spring and early summer but at reaching the mid of this season many of the flowers seem to wilt. To avoid your garden to look like this you need to plant some flowers that thrive in heat and bloom in advance; so that your garden will look fresh till the end of the summer.

Autumn Flowers:autumn Flowers 150x150 Flowers & Seasons
Autumn has a lot to offer, it is the season of the primary harvest. Autumn falls during September – November in both Northern hemisphere and Southern hemisphere. Autumn does not remain for a long time and soon changes into winter before you truly enjoy the terracotta tones, the browns, the rusts, the twigs and the amber colors. Crops are harvested during Autumn.
So absorb the scenes when autumn is in full swing, go out, see the leaves change color, find a hay ride somewhere, pick a pumpkin, be a kid again and enjoy all that the season has to offer.
The colorful display continues well into autumn

Winter Flowers:Winter Flowers 150x150 Flowers & Seasons
Finding flowers that can maintain the year round beauty of your garden in winter may seem a difficult task as most of the plants are dormant during winter. But actually there is an amazing number of winter blooms specially those growing in heated greenhouse. Some special plants flowering during Christmas time including Christmas cactus and poinsettia. Indoor orchids and camellia also produce wonderful flowers in winter, the most useful witch hazels shrubs, Japanese pieris, wintersweet and Winter Jasmine also bright up the snowing, glooming weather with its beautiful flowers. They need just a little care and should be planted where they can receive exposure.

Spring Flowers

Flowers Spring 300x239 Spring Flowers“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”

Anne Bradstreet.

Spring is the season that is loved by every person because the vibrant colors of flowers all around create such an ambiance everywhere that brings the best beauty to watch. The changing season brings up a great change in plants and trees. After the very cold freezing winters the mild hot weather brings life to plants and they spread the colors. This season brings to human the creativity of Mother Nature and provide with blessings for eyes to watch. All these spring flowers and more are the sign of new life into plants and hence create the same effect over humans as flowers bring message of happy living for everyone.

Flower Name About
Anemone nemorosa or Windflowerwindflower1 150x150 Spring Flowers Anemone nemorosa is an early-spring flowering plant in the genus Anemone in the family Ranunculaceae.
Apple Blossomapple blossoms 150x150 Spring Flowers Apple blossoms have pink and white petals and green leaves. The town of Lincoln in Washington County hosts the annual Arkansas Apple Festival.
Azaleasazalea 150x150 Spring Flowers Azaleas are called “the royalty of the garden”.
AlliumAllium 150x150 Spring Flowers There are hundreds of alliums, including the onions and garlic we eat. The ornamental varieties often have leaves similar to onions, as well as the onion’s round ball shaped flower heads.
Belladonna Lily or Naked ladybelladonna lily 150x150 Spring Flowers Amaryllis is a bulbous plant, with each bulb being 5-10 cm in diameter. It has several strap-shaped, green leaves, arranged in two rows.
Birds of ParadiseBirds of Paradise 150x150 Spring Flowers Ornamental plant of the family Strelitziaceae.
BegoniaBegonia 150x150 Spring Flowers “Begonia” is the common name as well as the generic name for all members of the genus.
Blackthornblackthorn 150x150 Spring Flowers The Blackthorn tree is esoterically known as both the Mother of the Woods and the Dark Crone of the Woods.
BluebellBluebell 150x150 Spring Flowers Traditionally, the flowers are in hues of blue, purple or violet, but one can find some very pleasing cultivated flowers colors too, in shades of white or pink, and sometimes with cream colored anthers.
BoroniaBoronia 150x150 Spring Flowers There are approximately 95 species of Boronia, all but one of which occurred originally only in Australia.
BloodrootBloodroot 150x150 Spring Flowers Bloodroot is an attractive, native plant with both ornamental and medical uses.
Cherry blossom or Sakurasakura 150x150 Spring Flowers A cherry blossom is the name for the flower of cherry trees known as Sakura in Japanese.
Calla LilyCalla Lily 150x150 Spring Flowers The calla lily grows from a type of bulb called a rhizome and produces very large green leaves, typically covered with lighter-colored spots
Cornflower or Bachelor’s ButtonCornflower 150x150 Spring Flowers Bachelor’s button, an annual flower, got its name from its use as a boutonniere flower.  Bachelor’s button grows one to three feet tall with innumerable fluffy but trim round flowers.
CosmosCosmos flowers 150x150 Spring Flowers Spanish priests grew cosmos in their mission gardens in Mexico. The evenly placed petals led them to christen the flower “Cosmos,” the Greek word for harmony or ordered universe.
Casa Blanca LilyCasa Blanca Lily 150x150 Spring Flowers ‘Casa Blanca’ can be commonly called oriental lily. This bulbous plant belongs to the family Liliaceae.
CrocusCrocus 150x150 Spring Flowers Crocus is popular with gardeners because, as one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, it signals the end of winter.
CamelliasCamellias 150x150 Spring Flowers Camellias often bloom during the cool season, varying according to the species. Winter blooms are common, flowers appearing October-March. Blooms on camellias range from pure white to dark red.
Contra Costa GoldfieldsContra Costa Goldfields 150x150 Spring Flowers The dime-sized Contra Costa Goldfields is a vernal pool plant with a short, spring bloom cycle.
Common SilverbellCommonSilverbell 150x150 Spring Flowers Common Silverbell is valued for its spectacular spring blossom; it makes perfect patio.
DahliaDahlia 150x150 Spring Flowers There are at least 36 species of dahlia. Dahlia hybrids are commonly grown as garden plants.
Daffodilsdaffodil 150x150 Spring Flowers One of the most popular flowers, symbolizing friendship is Daffodils. When daffodils arise from ground it is considered that winter is going to end and its beginning of warmer summer.
Eastern RedbudEastern Redbud 150x150 Spring Flowers The purple pink flowers of the eastern redbud appear all over the tree in early spring. The flowers are even produced on large trunks. Redbud has a yellow fall color and is shade tolerant.
Freesiafreesia 150x150 Spring Flowers Freesia flowers are beautiful, deliciously fragrant and easy to grow. They come in a rainbow of colors, and both double and single flower forms, too
Golden Bells PlantGolden Bells Plant 150x150 Spring Flowers Forsythias are the woody greenish bushes that are usually trained into hedges. Forsythias form yellow-colored blossoms and deep-green leaves. Their flowering time is in the early spring.
GardeniaGardenia 150x150 Spring Flowers Gardenia is a genus of 142 species of flowering plants in the coffee family,  The flowers are solitary or in small clusters, white, or pale yellow, with a tubular-based corolla
Glory Lilies or Flame LiliesGlory Lilies 150x150 Spring Flowers Its spectacular 6-petal- blooms are notable by their pronouncedly refluxed petals, varying in color with a range of a greenish-yellow through yellow, orange, red and even a dark pinkish-red.
GerberasGerberas 150x150 Spring Flowers Having a long vase life, Gerbera flowers are widely used in the Flower Industry. Gerberas are great flowers for adding color to any room or garden.
Golden WattleGolden Wattle 150x150 Spring Flowers Golden Wattle is Australia’s national floral emblem. It is a tree which flowers in late winter and spring, producing a mass of fragrant, fluffy, golden flowers.
Grape HyacinthGrape Hyacinth 150x150 Spring Flowers Grape Hyacinth, otherwise known as Muscari, they are actually not Hyacinths at all.  They are members of the Lily family,
HeathHeath 150x150 Spring Flowers The flower has a number of color forms including pure white, pale pink, rose pink, crimson, scarlet and rare double-flowered forms. The pink form is the official state flower of Victoria.
Hyacinthspring Hyacinth 150x150 Spring Flowers Hyacinths are noted for their long lasting blooms and outstanding fragrance.
IrisesIrises 150x150 Spring Flowers The iris genus contains between 200 to 300 varieties, all of which add vivid color to a garden and require little maintenance.
JasmineJasmine 150x150 Spring Flowers Since ancient times Jasmine has been thought of as the ‘queen of flowers’. The name Jasmine is derived from the Persia ‘yasmin’, meaning a fragrant flower. It’s also a Persian girl name.
Lily of the NileLily of the Nile 150x150 Spring Flowers Agapanthus is commonly known as “Lily of the Nile”, but it is not a lily and all of the species are native to South Africa from the cape to the Limpopo River.
LarkspurLarkspur 150x150 Spring Flowers The larkspur flower is frequently noted in mythology.
LilacsLilacs 150x150 Spring Flowers The usual flower color is a shade of purple (often a light purple or lilac), but white, pale yellow and pink, and even a dark burgundy color are also found.
Lily of the Valleylily of the valley 150x150 Spring Flowers The lily of the valley signifies the return of happiness.
MarigoldsMarigolds 150x150 Spring Flowers Marigold is associated with the lion, an animal legendary for its courage and brave heart.
OrchidsOrchids 150x150 Spring Flowers Orchids belong to the largest plant families with more than 25,000 species. The orchid is a flower of magnificence that brings a universal message of love, beauty, wisdom, and thoughtfulness.
The Peach blossomPeach Blossom 150x150 Spring Flowers
The Peonypeony flower 150x150 Spring Flowers Peony is the flower of June in Japan, symbolizing hands full of cash. On March 13, 1957, the peony became Indiana’s 4th state flower.
PoppyPoppy 150x150 Spring Flowers Poppy comes from the Greek word rhoeas meaning red.  Oriental poppies contain opium which has been used for centuries.
PansiesPansies 150x150 Spring Flowers Pansy breeding has produced a wide range of flower colors including yellow, gold, orange, purple, violet, red, white, and even black (very dark purple) many with large showy face markings. A large number of bicolor flowers have also been produced.
PrimrosePrimrose 150x150 Spring Flowers The Primrose is native to Britain and Europe. It produces flowers which generally vary in color from pale cream to deep yellow. Other color variants include white and pink flowered forms.
Rose roses 150x150 Spring Flowers Rose depicts love, Completion, Achievement, Perfection. Meanings vary depending on the color, shape and number of petals. For example, the blue rose symbolizes the impossible, the golden rose the pinnacle of achievement.
SnowdropSnowdrop 150x150 Spring Flowers According to superstitions it is unlucky to bring snowdrops indoors and the sight of a single snowdrop blooming in the garden foretells of impending disaster. It is regarded as an omen of death despite its beauty. It symbolizes purity and hope in the language of flowers.
Tuliptulip 150x150 Spring Flowers Red tulips are used on Valentine’s Day. It is said that in the 16th century the Sultan of Persia displayed his affection with tulips, by presenting a crimson tulip to his beloved as a symbol of the burning flame of his love.
Tiger LilyTiger Lily 150x150 Spring Flowers The tiger lily is a large orange flower that is covered with dark spots on its petals.  It’s good to know that this showy flower is edible. For this reason, they make beautiful wedding cake decorations, food presentations, and the bulbs are edible, as well.
ViburnumViburnum 150x150 Spring Flowers Viburnums have long been one of the most popular flowering landscape shrubs. There are over 150 species of Viburnum.
Wax FlowerWax Flower 150x150 Spring Flowers The bloom is available at any season of the year in pink, white, crimson or lilac shades and colors. The cut flower’s life lasting is about 8-10 days.
White Rock-RoseWhite Rock Rose 150x150 Spring Flowers White Rock-Rose is a heat-loving evergreen shrub with showy white flowers thru summer.
Yellow anemoneYellow anemone 150x150 Spring Flowers Yellow anemone, yellow wood anemone or buttercup anemone, is a species of herbaceous perennial plant. It flowers between March and May.
ZinniaZinnia 150x150 Spring Flowers It’s been commonly referred to as youth and old age, in reference to the flower’s multiple layers. Vase life of the flower is 5 to 6 days. Zinnias may be dried using silica gel or borax.