April Showers Bring May Flowers!

April often brings the doom and gloom of spring showers. Luckily, this usually results in a vibrant spring bloom. No doubt, rainfall brings much needed water for plants to optimally grow. May is the prime month for a sprouting spring bloom garden. Below are some of the most beautiful flowers you will find blooming in May.

  • LILACS: Lilacs are known for their enticing fragrance, which in turn attract butterflies. Perfect for beginner gardeners, lilacs are easy to grow and maintain. Be sure to prune these tall beauties early spring.
  • MAGNOLIAS: Ideal for harsh and varying weather conditions, magnolias are a very resilient flower during their spring bloom. Magnolias can be found all over the world and are one of the most common flower types. Varying in color, magnolias have a hearty structure and protect themselves well against damages from pollination.
  • PANSIES: These water loving flowers have a delicate look. Pansies are prone to insects. Be sure to monitor to prevent plant diseases, and treat accordingly.  Ideally, seed starting pansies indoors is a great way to start and observe their growth.
  • AMARYLLIS: These vibrant flowers are normally found in shades of pink, red, and white as they bloom in spring. Due to their dramatic coloring and beauty, they make a perfect addition to any bouquet. Amaryllis responds well to fertilizer, and will continue to grow year after year if it is well maintained.
  • FREESIAS: Dainty and fragrant, freesia’s have a light airy scent. If you are one that loves to fill your home with flowers, freesias survive in vases long after they are cut. These moisture loving flowers grow willingly in most conditions.
  • HELLEBORES: Hellebores produce a perfect spring bloom full of hearty flowers. These spring blooms are weather resistant, and may grow well if you are in a harsher weather climate by surviving a light frost should it happen.
  • DAFFODILS: The spring bloom of daffodils is a tell tale sign that spring has officially arrived. The trump shaped beauty is easy to grow, but take special care if you are in a high moisture area. In their bloom, a stem varies wildly producing 1 to 20 flowers.

Looking to bring some of these flowers to life? Keep reading my blog or find spring gardening tips (provide link to It’s Spring and It’s Time to Start gardening) here to help you get started on the right track. The Old Farmer’s Almanac (https://www.almanac.com/gardening) is another great resource to learn the best gardening conditions that plants thrive in.