As we approach Mother’s Day I am sharing some advice from my Mom. Who loved to shop and design our flower gardens but Dad did the work….
1. Never Plant flowers or plants until after Mother’s Day :
Planting Dates for Springhttps://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-calendar/zipcode/71353
On average, your last spring frost occurs on March 10. Mom ‘s advice is right on spot for our location.
2. Buy flowers in three’s. Here’s why it’s a good rule—and why it’s okay to break the rule.
An odd number of plants can be arranged in an irregular cluster, which looks more natural than a straight line or a block shape. Using at least three plants ensures the group will have some substance.. But there are times when you can’t follow this rule. Perhaps you’re working in a space that won’t fit three of the desired plant. Maybe you’re sticking to a budget and buying one more plant would put you over
3. Always have a little white in landscape.
- . Brighten a shady bed
- Cool down a hot garden
- Break up the ‘Sea of Green‘ effect
- Add a touch of elegance to the garden
4. Plant what works for the area. Hot Sun & Easy care
Take time to Enjoy Your Garden
Is gardening good for us?
For most of us, spending time outside in a garden or open space is incredibly important. We know it makes us feel better. While not everyone maybe a fan of gardening, they certainly enjoy spending time in gardens and appreciate other benefits of outdoor environments.
- 87% believe gardens and green spaces benefit their state of mind
- 84% believe gardens and green spaces benefit their physical health
- 94% believe gardens and green spaces benefit the environment
- 94% believe gardens and green spaces make an area a pleasant place to live
- 93% believe gardens and green spaces help to support wildlife