Spring is here and there is no better way to celebrate the great weather than planting your own flower garden to enjoy every day of the season! Flowering annuals, perennials, and shrubs are a must for spring garden beds and containers. Enjoying your blooming garden doesn’t have to stop at your front door either. You can bring the outside in by planting and potting flowering plants that you can cut to place in your favorite vase and decorate any interior space.
When searching for gardening information, we often hear the gardening “how-to’s” and “best care” tips for plants. But, do you also know the most common mistakes when gardening? Here are our top 10 mistakes to be aware of this spring:
Spring has finally arrived which means new plants and possibilities! The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer, and there is no better time to re-decorate your patio, porch, and garden with ferns. Houseplants like Boston fern hanging baskets, Kimberly queen ferns, and the larger-leafed macho ferns are perfect porch staples of spring to last through summer into fall.
Shamrocks, otherwise also known as Oxalis, have symbolized many things throughout history. Legend has it that the leaves of the four-leaf clover symbolize hope, faith and love, and God added another leaf for luck. The shamrock has a rich history in Ireland, including religious and political symbolism. An icon of Irish pride and culture, the shamrock is the most recognized symbol of the Irish, especially on St. Patrick's Day.
Cole crops are a group of cool season vegetables that belong to the mustard (Brassica) family and are all descendants of wild cabbage. As a group, these plants grow better in cool weather. Some people think that the word “cole” is a variant of the word “cold” and may even refer to these plants as cold crops. Many of the vegetables in this group allow you to eat all or a portion of the stem (the word “cole” is a variation of a Latin word that means stem). Cole crops include brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, kale, mustard and collards.