What month do flowers start to bloom? Spring is a time of renewal, and with that comes the emergence of beautiful flowers blooming. But when exactly do flowers start to bloom?
While it depends on the type of flower, there are some key points to consider in order to figure out when your favorite flower is likely to begin its show. Read on for a breakdown of when some popular flowering plants will start blooming this spring.
Here is a list of the flowers we will discuss today:
- Gerber daisies
- Morning glories
Bulbs are one of the earliest blooms of springtime. Tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses can already be seen popping up around mid-March in most climates.
These bulbs don’t require much tending to other than ensuring they are planted at least 6 inches deep in well-draining soil. Once planted, many bulbs will come back every year with little effort from you.
Planting trees and bushes is another fun way to liven up your landscape.
For information on planting bulbs, check out this article titled, “Bulbs in Containers,” published by Dr. Welch, a professor at Texas A&M University.
Hyacinths have a particularly strong scent and come in many colors, such as pink, white, yellow, and purple. They typically bloom between late March and April, depending on the climate.
They are a type of bulb. Additionally, they require pre-chilling before planting if you want them to reach their full potential next season.
Alyssum is an annual plant that produces fragrant clusters of small white or purple flowers. They beginning to bloom in April or early May, depending on where you live. They are easy to grow–just make sure they have plenty of direct sunlight (at least 6 hours per day) and well-draining soil.
Lobularia White Stream is a hybrid Alyssum that has been named a Texas Superstar plant because of its ability to withstand high temperatures.
Gerber daisies are classic flowers that come in many different vibrant colors, such as pink, orange, yellow, and red. They bloom from May through August, depending on the variety chosen.
They like lots of sunlight. So make sure you plant them somewhere with full sun and they will reach their full potential.
Petunias are an incredibly popular flower due to their large variety of colors (from white to hot pink). Another reason petunias are a popular choice is because of their ability to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Petunias start blooming around mid-May. Be warned–they do not like cold temperatures, so plant accordingly.
Geraniums offer bright pops of color throughout the summer months, with varieties ranging from white all the way through deep red or purple hues. These hardy plants start blooming during late May or early June.
They prefer full sun, so plant in a space where they will get at least 6 hours per day.
Daffodils may seem like a no-brainer since they’re one of the first flowers to bloom each spring. Although, it is worth mentioning that these perennials typically peak in mid-April before fading away until next year. Plant them in well-draining soil for best results.
Morning glory vines can be found growing up trellises or walls throughout the summer months. Flowers start blooming in early July and bloom until the frost kills them off in autumn.
Be careful, though–these beauties can be invasive if not kept under control, so keep an eye out for any wayward shoots. Get your irrigation maintenance system checked out to make sure your flowers are getting enough water.
Azaleas are evergreen shrubs that bloom between April and May each year. After planting, you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous displays of yellow to shades of fuchsia pink or lavender blue hues.
Make sure they get plenty of afternoon shade if possible, as too much sun can damage these delicate plants.
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With this helpful guide as your starting point, planning ahead for when your favorite flowers will bloom will help ensure your garden looks its absolute best through spring and summer.
Keep these tips handy so that when the time comes for planting, you’ll know which plants will work best in your outdoor space.