Mother’s day is one of the highlights of May. Giving and receiving plants and flowers is a wonderful way to acknowledge someone special. Cyclamen begin to flower once the temperatures drop this month, and if kept moist will continue flowering all through the cold months.
When it begins getting cold and dreary outdoors, many gardeners cover the garden with a layer of mulch and walk away until spring. There is nothing wrong with that, in fact it makes for a peaceful and restful winter.
With spring knocking on the door it’s all about the power of the flower. Magnolias, Blossom trees, Daffodils, Tulips and a whole host of flowers are beginning to put on a floral finale to say good bye to the winter blues.
Spring time! With Jack Frost still being about in some areas, planting can only begin in earnest with bedding plants, baskets and planters in the warmest of areas. In areas still having hard frosts delay by a month to 6 weeks.
Roses are in full bloom leading up to Christmas, pick them in the morning and roses can last for a good week in a vase with fresh water. Christmas lilies are filling homes with their delightful aroma, letting us know the festive season is upon us.
Being one of the hottest months of the year, it is important to keep in mind that both sun and heat take at lot of moisture from the flower garden. Only plant in the morning or evenings as it is less stressful for the plants, and keep garden beds well watered.