Are there any flowers suitable for planting in the Spring?
My mother and I want to start a garden, but we're finding that perennials must be planted in the fall. Is there anything we can do to start our garden now or must we wait till fall?
*We're complete novices, but that's probably obvious.
- jerry gLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Fear not ladies, your answer is in where you got your advice!! Perennials are "everlasting" plants and need not be planted in the "Fall" That is the same as the myth that evergreens could only be planted in the fall. It is all B.S..
Spring plantings of Ornamental Grasses, Dwarft (meidlander)Roses, Hosta, Dusty Miller (most areas a per.), and every tree and shrub can be planted in the spring!! The secret is the selection and care.
Prepare your bed to meet the need of your plantings. Make it rich in nutrients and drainage. Add your lime or bonemeal if needed, add sphagnum moss and gypsum for drainage, then incorporate a granular 10-10-10 with minerals basic fert (real cheap).
Select the plants on the basis of sun, wind, and water requirements. I've planted massive gardens and trees in the dead of a Northeastern Drought with 0% death. It does take time and prep, plus, a bit of determination.
Carefully select the mulch you are going to use. A double or triple shredded hardwood bark mulch is your best original choice. This breaks down to topsoil quickly. Mulch the plants at least twice a year (After planting and in Fall) to help them along. Add a chemical such as Preen or Dyclomec 5G to the mulch for weed protection. A Granular or spray of the common Sevin (spray on both plant and bed every six weeks) will give your plants a fighting chance.
Build your garden, do not create it. My job is to make it all and do it now. Your job is to do what you can, as you can afford. With each success you'll gain confidence in what you are doing. With any failure you'll learn that it simply does not work here. Landscape is not people but plants. Right plant in the wrong place is the rule. Try any/all of the above plants. They generally defy you to kill them. It is a start.Source(s): Retired Designer
- Anonymous1 decade ago
you can plant almost anything in the spring. Perennials in the fall is hogwash. Bulbs.. yes.. perennials, no. there are all kinds of perennials that will do well the first year. Plant awaySource(s): AVID gardener
- 1 decade ago
anemone, wood anemone
Birds of Paradise
sorry if some of them are repeated!!
some say its best to plant them in the fall but i plant most of mine as soon as spring starts!!
you could also try a vegetable garden.
- WhittLv 51 decade ago
plant sunflowers,daisies, must flowers are suitable for the spring that's when they grow the best