Ask the Landscaping Expert – Kirsten Hironaka
Spring has sprung, and we are loving it!
There are many plants that make the garden sparkle this time of year. Because we have long winters, spring flowers seem to be the most anticipated, and can be incorporated in your landscape plan.
Spring bulbs give colour almost immediately once the ground begins to thaw. Some favourites are grape hyacinth, daffodils, and of course tulips.
Planting these bulbs in the fall will give color in the spring and fill spaces in the landscape until the perennials and shrubs start coming in.
Spring colour comes from perennials too. Some perennials such as Cushion Spurge, Moss Phlox, Bergenia, Siberian Bugloss, Prairie Crocus, Snow Drop Anemone, and Iris really pop in the spring.
This time of year Apples and Mayday trees are in full bloom and fill the air with their sweet fragrance. Some of my favorite spring flowering shrubs are spireas. The Bridal Wreath Spirea has long arching branches covered in white blossoms. Lilacs are another spring favorite with many varieties blooming from early to late spring.
Share your spring flowers this spring on our FACEBOOK Page – Earthlings inc. – We would love to see what’s blooming. 🙂