Spring isn’t too far away! And for the flower lovers of the world, that means the colorful plants we love aren’t too far from blooming again. If you plan on getting your garden back in shape for 2020, then this short blog is for you. I’ll share 5 plants for you to consider adding to your garden this summer–and I’ll educate you about the plants too.
Let’s start with a flower we all know and love, Lillies. They’re one of the most loved flowers because they add elegance to ones home and garden from Spring to midsummer. As a perennial, you can expect this flower to return every year and require minimal care. Apply compost and/or a 2-inch layer of mulch around Lillies to keep them healthy and plant them in partially sunny areas.
Lilacs are beautiful, easy to grow, and low maintenance plants. On average, they grow anywhere from 5 to 15 feet tall. The benefit of Lilacs is that they are a magnet for butterflies–they attract butterflies with ease.
3. Peony Bush
Peony bushes are perennials that will come back every single year, and add plenty of color to your home. In some cases, they’ve been known to thrive for 100+ years. Peonies bloom in the Spring and thrive in well-lit areas that have tons of sun exposure. Be sure to plant them far from trees and shrubs because they do not like to compete for food and moisture.
2. Knock Out Roses
Knock out roses are a beauty! They’re known for being easy to grow and don’t require special care. You can plant them individually or near shrubs, annuals, and perennials in mixed garden beds. For the best look possible I recommend trimming them each year in the early Spring. Plant them in areas with a large amount of sun exposure.
1. Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea
I saved the best for last. The coveted Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea has taken the gardening world by storm because of its beautiful blooms. In 2010 it was named the top plant of the year by the American Nursery and Landscape Association. They begin a creamy white color and mature into a deep strawberry-pink color.
The best time to plant is late fall or early spring just because they begin to grow rapidly. For those of us who live in Michigan, there’s an added benefit. Deer do not like hydrangeas! That means you won’t have to worry about your pretty bulbs getting eaten. At English Gardens, they’ll cost roughly $32 dollars and will complement the smaller shrubs and plants that are already growing in your yard.
Thanks for spending some of your time today reading this short blog post. If any of your favorite plants made it this list, please tell us in a comment below. We really appreciate it!