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Spring Flower Guide
Spring is finally here, and with it comes an explosion of colours and scents that can only be described as a feast for the senses. From tulips in shades of pink, red, and yellow to the fragrant lilacs and the elegant peonies, the variety of spring flowers is simply breathtaking.
In this post, we're going to take a closer look at some of the most beautiful spring flowers and give you all the tips and tricks you need to make sure your garden is a showstopper. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, we promise that this guide will have something for you. So grab your gardening gloves, and let's dive into the colours of Spring!
Tulips are the epitome of spring and a must-have for any garden. They come in a wide variety of colours and shapes and have a distinctive cup-shaped bloom that sits atop a tall, sturdy stem, making them perfect for cut flowers.
Planting and caring for tulips is a breeze, just make sure to plant them in the fall in a sunny spot with well-drained soil, and slightly acidic soil. Water it well and give them plenty of sunlight. Keep an eye out for pests and diseases, but tulips are generally hardy. Deadhead the flowers or let the leaves die back naturally, this will provide energy for next year's blooming.
Irises are a stunning and unique spring flower that sure to make a statement in any garden with their bright coloured blooms. They come in a wide variety of colours such as blue, purple, yellow, white, and even bi-coloured!
Their petals are large and ruffled, giving them a wavy and whimsical appearance. The centre of the iris is called the "beard" which is typically a different colour than the petals and adds a nice contrast. Irises come in different types such as Bearded iris, Beardless iris, and Louisiana iris.
Bearded iris is the most common and have a tuft of hair like growths on the falls. Beardless iris do not have the tuft, while Louisiana iris are native to the US and thrive in wet areas. With so many different types, you're sure to find an iris that will complement your garden.
Peonies are the epitome of elegance and grace and probably the most sought after flower out there. They come in a range of colours, including pink, red, white, and coral, and their large, fluffy blooms are simply breathtaking.
The blooms have a soft and delicate appearance, but don't let that fool you - peonies are actually quite hardy and long-lived, sometimes lasting up to 3 weeks! They have a sweet fragrance that fill your garden with the most lovely aroma. Peonies come in two types: herbaceous and tree peonies.
Herbaceous peonies have stems that die back to the ground each year, while tree peonies have woody stems that remain year-round. They both have large, fluffy blooms, but the tree peonies have a more tree-like appearance. We adore peonies for their beauty and longevity, and we think you will too. They are truly a must-have for any garden! Check out our Peony collection, available between May-August..
Lilacs are one of our all-time favourite spring flowers, and for good reason! They come in a range of colours, including purple, white, pink, and even yellow. Their big clusters of blooms are simply breathtaking and have a sweet, heady fragrance that will fill your garden with a heavenly aroma.
The best part about lilacs is that they're not just beautiful, they're also easy to care for. They prefer well-drained soil and full sun, but they're also quite hardy and can tolerate a bit of shade. Once they're established, they'll come back year after year, making them a great investment for your garden. They're also great for cut flowers, so you can enjoy their beauty and fragrance indoors as well.
At the moment many brides love including them in bridal bouquets and centrepieces too! So, if you're looking for a flower that's both beautiful and low maintenance, look no further than lilacs!
Spring is the perfect time to add some colour and fragrance to your garden. From the classic beauty of tulips to the elegant irises, the lush peonies, and the fragrant lilacs, there is a spring flower for every taste and garden.
We hope that this guide has provided you with valuable information and inspiration for incorporating these beautiful flowers into your garden. Remember that timing, sunlight, and soil conditions are important factors to consider when planting and caring for spring flowers. Have fun experimenting with different colour combinations, and don't be afraid to try something new.
Don't forget to share your gardening experiences and photos with us on social media, by tagging us @realflowerlov, and let us know in the comment section below if you think we have missed out on any beautiful Spring flowers.