Plant Now For Spring Color

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI

If you want your garden to burst out of winter looking fabulous now is the time to add plants for bright pops of spring color! The following popular, low maintenance, and hardy selections provide an easy way to add spring color to any landscape area.

Spring Flowering Trees– Flowering crabapples (Malus spp.), weeping redbuds (Cersis spp.), and magnolias (Magnolia spp.) are the best and brightest spring bloomers with flower colors ranging from white to various shades of pink and purple. 

Spring Flowering Shrubs– One of the showiest spring shrubs is forsythia (Forsythia spp.). With its numerous sunny yellow flowers, it works wonderfully to brighten up a drab early spring garden. Lilacs (Syringa spp.) are a fragrant family of spring flowering shrubs. This old-fashioned beauty is such a low maintenance profuse bloomer that every garden should have at least one. Azaleas and rhododendrons (Rhododendron spp.) are some of the best spring flowering shrubs for shade. This group of 2-5 feet tall shrubs have bright flowers ranging in color from white, deep violet, and orange.

Spring Flowering Perennials– Bleeding hearts (Dicentra spp.) add a delicate lacy look to a moist shady garden. Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) creates a dense groundcover when grown in hot, dry, sunny sites. Its masses of bright flowers are a welcoming sight after a long winter. Flower colors range from red, purple, blue, pink, and white. 

Bloch’s Farm still has a wonderful selection of these and many other perennials, trees, shrubs, and spring bulbs. Colorful mums are also available to complete your fall look! Fall is a wonderful time to plant, so don’t wait, stop in today! Call 920-294-6000 or e-mail jlamontagne@blochsfarm.com with any questions. Visit our website online at www.blochsfarm.com and our Facebook page. Don’t miss out on this weekend’s sale! October 2nd – October 4th: 30% Off Perennials!

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