Goodbye winter - signs of spring for the flower garden
Bulb flowers let your garden shine when perennials and ornamental shrubs are still in hibernation. The following heralds of spring stretch their blossoms towards the first rays of the sun as if by magic:
- Snowdrops (Galanthus), indispensable classics with white flowers from February; 8 to 15 cm
- Spring anemone (Anemone blanda) and bush wind florets (Anemone nemorosa) from March to April; 15 cm
- Snowy shine (Chionodoxa forbesii) white or blue pods in March; 20 to 25 cm
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Daffodils (Narcissus) and tulips (Tulipa) will continue the flower festival from April. In summer they pass the floral scepter on to picturesque onion flowers such as lilies (Lilium) and Montbretia (Crocosmia masoniorum). If you plant the bulbs of dahlias (dahlia) in the ground in May, the exotic beauties bathe the autumn garden in a shining sea of flowers.
Summer bloomers with modest demands
Annual continuous bloomers cannot be missing in the imaginative design plan for the flower garden. The following flowers compensate for a lack of winter hardiness with a never-ending flowering period:
- Decorative basket (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Cosimo Red-White') with red and white flowers until autumn; 50 to 60 cm
- Zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Canary Bird') with its canary-yellow flowers competes with the sun; 40 to 50 cm
- Mallow (Hibiscus trionum) inspires with 5 cm large goblet flowers from June to October; 70 to 90 cm
- Large-flowered girl's eye (Coreopsis grandiflora) easy-care flowers until October; 40 to 50 cm
- Scented stone rich (Lobularia maritima), the indispensable ground cover for sunny locations; 10 to 15 cm
Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) spread a romantic flair in the cottage garden for a wonderful summer. The historic tendrils green fences, pergolas and trellises with fragrant flowers until the first frost. If you want a motley appearance, socialize sweet peas and morning glories (Ipomoea purpurea), which climb lofty heights of up to 200 cm.
When hardy flowers retreat into the ground after the first frost, the hour of the magical Christmas rose strikes. The native perennial adorns the garden with creamy white cupped flowers and evergreen leaves from November until well into spring.