Easter will hop on by before you know it, but the spring season as a whole is the perfect time to make your home garden truly pop with color. In a recent survey, 42% of respondents who spend time gardening said they felt healthy and happy. If you need a bit of a boost right now, visit your local garden center and pick up the perfect Easter plants and bulbs to brighten your day and your yard.
While azaleas are mostly native to Asia, they have come to be known as the quintessential plant of the American South. Azaleas are beloved for their brightly colored flowers and are relatively easy to take care of. The best time to plant azaleas is in the late spring and early fall. It’s ideal to grow them in a spot with morning sun and afternoon shade to avoid stress from heat.
Easter lilies are perennials with large, trumpet-shaped flowers. These fragrant white blooms are commonly used to decorate homes and churches around Easter-time, giving them their name. Plant these bulbs in a spot with full sun and well-drained, rich soil with moderate moisture.
Hyacinths produce small but fragrant blooms, making them ideal for planting in groups among other plants to add some variety. They are also long-lasting, staying in good condition for two to three weeks. Like Easter lilies, they hyacinths require full sun to partial shade. Their bulbs are not too picky about soil pH, but it’s best to plant them in soil that is neutral to slightly acidic. They typically bloom in late winter and early spring.
Daffodils are perennial flowers known for their bright yellow color. They also bloom in late winter or early spring and are quite easy to maintain. Daffodils bloom best when exposed to adequate sunshine and fertile, well-drained soil. Best of all, these hardy plants contain oxalic acid, which makes them unpalatable to most rodents.
Tulips spring staple for any garden. Like so many other spring blooms, they are perennial bulbs, but unlike daffodils, they have a pretty short lifespan and are favored by pests. Tulips require well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. And depending on your geographic location, they either need full sun (in the North) or partial shade (in the South).
Garden centers will have everything you need to plant flowers that will make your garden just sing “Springtime!” To celebrate the Easter season in style, visit us today!