Most of our Mosquito Authority family is dealing with winter weather right now, and spring seems so far away. Even if snow is on the ground for you, believe it or not, now is a great time to be planning your flower garden. There is no shortage of options for what to plant, and it can be overwhelming. You can make your decisions by favorite colors or favorite flowers, but you need to make sure the timing of planting is suited to your area and the conditions on your property.
Consider these factors before finalizing the seeds or bulbs you buy:
- Hardiness Zone of your area
- Soil type
- Hours of sunlight for the target areas on your property
- Timing of the bloom
- Perennial vs Annual
It can be overwhelming to decide what to plant and where. If you are a novice, you may want to seek advice.
Where can you get ideas and advice?
- Seed catalogs
- County cooperative extension services
- Local Master Gardeners
- Gardening Groups on Social Media
- Gardening Podcasts
- Landscapers (may charge for an estimate)
- Your Local Nursery
- Friend or Neighbor whose landscaping you admire
The pre-planning and hard work you put in now will be worth it in the warmer months. Imagine now what your yard will look like with everything in bloom. Happy planting!