Spring Flowers and Plants

Geranium

Geranium flowers, also known as Cranesbill, are a type of perennial flower. They grow outdoors and are often confused with the indoor versions.

They come in a variety of colors and are so easy to grow. They are one of the simpler plants to grow.

Geranium

Geranium

They will grow well in areas that are really hot, to areas that are somewhat colder. Also they will continue to grow in either areas of sun, or areas of shade. They really seem to be a go with the flow type of plant.

Another great thing that makes these plants easy to grow is that they can be planted in almost any soil type. Just make sure they are not in soil with a drought spell for too long, or they will not survive.

They do spread out all throughout your garden. They stay low to the ground and look like a carpet of flowers covering your ground.

Red Geraniums

Red Geraniums

If they get to grow to out of control, then you will need to divide the plants. You will need to cut back the plants first, and then pull plants out of the ground from the roots up.

Pick another spot you would like to grow them, and dig into the soil and plant the flowers. Space each plant about a foot apart.

With them growing so wildly throughout your garden, you can pick how you would like to grow them. Do you want a garden with just cranesbill covering the ground? Or do you want to use them as a border to your finest garden?

Whatever you choose, they are a great addition to have to your springtime garden. They are so low maintenance, and yet so pretty to look at, anyone can grow them!

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Gardenia

The Gardenia also known as Cape Jasmine is known for it’s bright white flowers, and strong fragrant scent, this flower brightens up many gardens both inside and out.

They are grown outside in warmer climate areas. Think of southern regions like Arizona or southern California.

Gardenia

Gardenia

If you live in cooler climates, your flowers will survive better indoors.

They are a shrub that grows anywhere from 2 to 5 feet tall. They have white flowers, a strong smell, and waxy dark green leaves.

When grown outdoors, they bloom throughout spring and summer. Plant them about 4 to 5 feet apart, in a rich soil with an acidic pH.

If they are planted outdoors they need to be fertilized about every other month. Use a fertilizer that is recommended for acidic soil plants. Ask your local nursery for recommendations on the best fertilizer for this plant.

Cape Jasmine

Cape Jasmine

Also make sure to keep them moist. They do not last long in dry soil. Keep the soil rich and as moist as you can.

This particular type of plant is very hard to grow indoors, but it can be done. The first thing to know is to make sure you keep this plant in cool temperatures: above 60 and below 65.

Keep the temperature as steady as you can, because they will not live in cooler temperatures indoors. Nor will they survive in too much heat.

They need to be in bright light, but not directly in the way of the sun. Keep them moist and humid, and the buds should begin to bloom.

Just like the outside version, if you plant them indoors, be sure to feed them with an acidic pH fertilizer. Feed them, every two weeks when they are indoors.

Once your plant has finished growing, cut back on the fertilizer and the water. You do not want it to be kept in such wet soil. Make sure it is slightly moist and only water it as needed. When the top of the soil feels dry, it is time to water them.

Follow these steps and it should make it a little easier to grow them in your home. Whether you are growing them inside or out, they will be sure to brighten up your springtime gardens.

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Fuchsia Plant

The Fuchsia plant comes in more colors then it’s name might suggest. Some other colors are pink, purple, and white. Some of these plants have one color, while some have two.

If the plant has two colors, one color usually sits on top of the other. These flowers are bell shaped, and when there is a two-color combo, the flower looks really pretty.

Fuchsia Plant

Fuchsia Plant

There are many different varieties of this flower. Each different species comes with a different look to their leaves. However, whichever variety you choose, they all have beautiful foliage.

These plants can be a little bit quirky; therefore it is important you know how to plant them in each zone. If planted in the right areas, with the right type of sunlight and soil, then they become easy to care for.

If you are planting them in a really hot environment, they need to be in an area of shade. Also the soil must be kept moist.

They grow well in sandy soil that is mixed with some garden lime. Fertilize the plant every few weeks to maintain good growth.

If you are planting this flower in areas of heavy rain, try to keep the plant in an area with good circulation to avoid fungus growing on the leaves.

The best way to grow fuchsias is to buy plants from a store, and plant them either outdoors in a garden, or plant it in a hanging basket. Be sure to give the plant plenty of room to grow. They do not like to be in tight confined spaces.

While they usually grow in summer to fall, they can grow longer if used as a houseplant. Keep the plant indoors and make sure to water it enough, and to keep in near a sunny spot.

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Easter Cactus

The Easter Cactus (Hatiora Gaertneri) is most commonly used as a houseplant. When it is fully grown it makes a lovely addition to your other household plants.

To grow this particular flower, it is suggested to mix together a potting mix. Use part potting soil, peat moss, and builders sand. Double the amount of peat moss you use to equal twice more then the potting soil and sand.

Easter Cactus

Easter Cactus

The plant will grow in a room with a temperature of about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure the plant has plenty of moisture and keep it in a room with a lot of humidity.

While the plant begins to grow, fertilize the plant once a month with regular fertilizer that is used for all plants. Once the plant is fully-grown, begin to fertilize it with plant food that is high in potassium.

Once the flower has bloomed it looks very pretty. It is made up of stems that form many branches that droop over the flowerpot. The blossoms grow at the end of the branches and burst open like a brightly colored sun.

The colors come in rose, red, and pink. Perfect colors for the season.

After the plant finishes blossoming, it goes dormant. You can stop fertilizing the plant at this point, but continue to water it so it does not shrink up.

When the flower begins its bloom again, repot it, and begin its care all over again.

This is a very good houseplant to have. It is extremely low maintenance. Once you are done fertilizing it, you only have to water it when the soil appears to be dry.

With these simple steps, your flower should grow for you every year in the beginning of spring.

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Forget-Me-Not

The Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis) is a very tiny, but very pretty, flower that blooms in the spring. It can be either an annual or perennial.

When planted, these flowers spread out, and multiply. Plant them in a large area, bordering one of your favorite springtime flowers, and they will grow to be a beautiful sight.

Forget-Me-Not Flowers

Forget-Me-Not Flowers

When in full bloom, they are a light blue color, spread over a mass of bright green leaves. They grow low to the ground, and look like a carpet full of blue flowers covering the Earth.

Not all are blue in color. There have been some varieties that grow to be pink or white.

They really are a special kind of plant. They look so beautiful and delicate know matter where they are planted. They look like a flower for romance!

Myosotis

Myosotis

While planting these special flowers, make sure they are in an area where the soil is also moist.

They can grow in areas of sun, or partially shaded areas, but they need to stay in soil that is damp.

You can grow them from either seeds, or plants. If you are planting seeds, sow the seeds in the soil, and cover them with a small layer of soil.

If you are planting plants, space them out about 6-10 inches apart.

These flowers begin to grow in the middle of spring, and continue to grow into summer. Remember to keep them moist, and watch your plants grow and spread into a wonderful garden of their own.

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