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Seasonal Flowers and Planting Tips
What time of year do I plant bulbs? Are there flowers I can plant that will bloom year after year? When should I deadhead my flowers?
Check out our seasonal planting and maintenance tips to answer all of these questions and more. If you have a question that you cannot find the answer to, feel free to reach out and we will respond to your question.
Planting Tips to Give Every Gardner a Green Thumb
Choosing a good place for your flower garden, or prepping your spring garden for beautiful blooms is something most gardeners look forward to, especially after a long, cold winter!
It’s important to design your garden before you plant — choosing flowers that will do well in that location, in that soil, and with the amount of sunlight provided. Always pay attention to your planting guidelines, mix your soil for optimal drainage, and give those blooms plenty of room to grow!
- Mums aren’t just for fall! Plant them in early spring to have them as a perennial in your flower garden.
- If you want flowers that will attract pollinators like bees, opt for flowers that are purple, blue, white, or yellow like Alyssum, Cleome, Sunflowers, or Salvia. Better yet, try and choose native flowers like the Northern Blueflag (Iris), Wil Bergamot, Bluets, or Sneezeweed, as pollinators generally prefer native species to non-natives.
- Considering a raised flower bed? There are several methods for filling the planters, but whichever you choose, remember to pick out moisture-loving plants, as raised beds tend to hold more moisture in. Some suggested flower bed favorites include Marigolds (help deter some insects), Nasturtiums, Sunflowers, Lavender, and Cosmos.
From annuals to wildflowers and everything in between, this comprehensive guide from our partners at Cornell Cooperative Extension has tips on planting, flowers, garden design, and how to preserve flowers.