Best Bedding Plants for Spring
Before planting in your spring garden, you should know what flowers will do best in your area. You must consider the temperature and light requirements of the plants, as well as the season and surroundings. Follow these guidelines and flower suggestions to ensure your garden will thrive this season.
For Cooler Temperatures
Early spring and late winter are usually cooler temperatures, 30 to 50 degrees. So you should plant tougher flowers in a variety of species. Try pansy, violas, dianthus, tulip bulbs, daffodils, hyacinths, and cool season perennials. If you’re working in a vegetable garden, then you can plant broccoli, cabbage, and kale in the early spring and late winter.
For Warmer Temperatures
Middle and late spring are usually warmer temperatures, 55 to 80 degrees. You should plant full-sun flowers such as petunias, begonias, marigolds, alyssum, calibrachoa, geraniums, and zinnias. If your garden is in the shade, then choose impatiens and caladiums. In your vegetable garden, you can plant most vegetables because frosty weather has passed.
For Hot Temperatures
In the summer you will have the hottest temperatures, 80 degrees and warmer. You should choose full-sun flowers such as lantana, vinca, zinnias, portulaca, purslane, summer perennials, and sedums. If you’re planting in the shade, then choose begonias, sun impatiens, caladiums, and ground covers like ivies. In your vegetable garden, plant fall vegetables such as squash, sweet potatoes, and carrots.
While these guidelines will help you choose the best plants for your garden, consider speaking with a local professional. Each area and climate is different, and a professional can better inform you of proper planting.