Spring and the garden are such a dreamy combination, because what you plant now will make your yard and balcony beautiful in summer. It’s a joy to see the garden wake up after winter. The highlights are the spring bulbs, tree blossom and flowering shrubs. So if you want a lovely garden this summer now is the time to prepare it. When we think of spring the first thing on our mind are flowers, lots and lots of colorful, wonderful and lovely flowers. So, now, before the sun is up in the sky…
If you have a hot, baked spot, lantana is your answer. This hardworking plant not only thrives with little moisture and in full, unyielding sun, it does so with ease. In fact, lantana is a flower that seems to have it all: It produces an abundance of brightly colored flowers all summer and fall, and it's a magnet for butterflies (hummingbirds like it, too). It's easy to grow and a great perennial groundcover, as well. Zones 2-11. 4'x4' blooms summer to frost.
Love hummingbirds? There are many different flowering plants you can add to your garden or balcony to attract and nourish these beautiful birds. Have a look at the suggestions and see what would work in your yard. Hummingbirds, like bees and butterflies,
Download the free social plant app GrowIt! and follow users like "mckennaleeann" to learn how to do things like grow your own Pineapple! There are all sorts of neat tips and tricks out there. No matter which sorts of plants you're into, GrowIt! has something for you!