With Spring in full bloom across the area and a gorgeous May weekend upon us, the time has come to officially herald an end to dark winter days and bring color to your garden. Fortunately for everyone with an affinity for green appendages in our neck of the woods, the folks at Roaring Oaks Florist have a wide variety of spring blossoms that are sure to liven up any backyard garden or curbside presentation. Here are just a few to ring in the warmer temperatures:
There are few things more satisfying than finding a hidden gem of a blossom to make your garden stand out. If you are inclined to search a bit further for a bit of color, perhaps it might be time for you to discover the grace and good manners of the Allium blossom. While onions and garlic are the members of the allium family that belong in the vegetable garden, there are many ornamental alliums that deserve a warm introduction to your perennial gardens. To be frank, Alliums are plants of superb beauty in both flower and leaf while maintaining a resilient character and longevity. These easy-to-grow bulbs come in a broad array of colors, heights, bloom times and flower forms. They make excellent cut flowers for fresh or dried bouquets.
These showy, often-fragrant flowers offer a veritable smorgasbord of garden opportunity throughout a number of seasons because after their spring bloom, Viburnums are followed by colorful berries and fall foliage. Viburnums are perhaps the most versatile and garden worthy type of shrubs. Besides having attractive foliage and growth habits, the best viburnums also offer lovely, and often attractively fragrant flowers. Many also boast colorful fruits and stunning fall foliage. It might be hard to ask more of a shrub than yielding wild fruits that appeal to birds and other wildlife.
It’s time to re-introduce a local fan favorite, and one that has spawned quite a following across the Hudson Valley, Berkshires, and Northwest Corner of Connecticut. Peony plants offer big, fluffy, fragrant flowers in a wide range of colors, forms and sizes. These resilient, long-loved perennial bushes have a history of popularity as a garden plant. In most places, Peonies will bloom in April, May or June. Those that stem from tree planting will likely bloom first sometime around Mother’s Day. The later blooms, that are of the herbaceous varieties, come out of hibernation around Memorial Day at the end of May followed closely by the intersectionals. If you include all three types in the garden—tree, herbaceous, intersectional—you can enjoy these crowd pleasing blooms for up to seven weeks!
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