It’s never too early to begin dreaming of the potential beautification of your front lawn gardenscape or updating your spring curb appeal for passing neighbors or your own self-esteem boost. Fortunately for Spring enthusiasts, there are a variety of seasonal arrangements characterized by brilliant, effervescent flowers to choose from for every occasion. Whether it’s for the upcoming Easter holiday, a meticulously planned Spring wedding, or simply to brighten up your own home landscape, the folks at Roaring Oaks Florist have put together a number of blossoms to seek out this Spring:
Vibrant and densiley fragrant, hyacinths are the perfect mid-spring bulb for those of us looking to spruce up our flower beds, borders, containers, rock gardens or landscape walkways. Hyacinths produce dazzling red, pink, orange, purple, yellow, white, and blue lance-like flowers that extend down the stem in arrangements of bells and florets. These elegant eyefuls bloom for two to three weeks in the middle of Spring and are perfectly placed where you may enjoy their fragrant perfume every day near the front door, along an adorned walkway or around your deck or patio.
The ranunculus flower is one blossom that needs to be seen to be believed for its visual supremacy is almost too perfect to be real. The ranunculus’s rose-like blooms are embellished with layers of tissue-thin petals, in colors that range from cream and pale yellow to apricot, pink, orange, red and burgundy. The exquisite flowers of the ranunculus are heavily featured in boutique flower shops and wedding bouquets. Ranunculus are best planted in beds and borders, cutting gardens and containers to take full advantage of their muli-faceted, timeless beauty.
Despite the singular nature of the orchid in flower culture, the cymbidium orchid are surprisingly easy to care for. The beautiful and wondrous flower lasts for weeks and both the cut flowers and plants are sold at flower shops like Roaring Oaks as well as even in your local farmers’ market. Cymbidium orchids enjoy bright light but are specifically sensitive to temperature. Exposure to hot sunlight, like that of midday, can cause the orchid to dry out. The orchid itself isn’t necessarily the ideal house plant because they don’t like the low light of interiors nor the dry heat of homes. However a vase full of these beautiful flowers are sure to enhance any light-filled room.
While other hydrangeas stick to pink, purple or blue blooms, Green hydrangeas gleam with massive, pale-lime flower clusters and, like the aforementioned orchid, they are easy to care for, too! Green hydrangeas flourish in full-sun settings with eight hours of sun each day. Typically, hydrangeas are highly water-demanding flowers. The unique green variety however tolerates drought once it gets established, but regular watering keeps flowers and leaves at peak. For the best yielding results, be sure to water thoroughly and deeply. This allows the soil to dry slightly before watering again. When fully mature, the picture-perfect hydrangea can reach up to 8 feet in height and spread with reliable lime-green blooms year after year.
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