Did you know that flowers make us happier and have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being? Well, get ready for a big dose of happiness as spring approaches Central Florida with its beautiful, colorful blooms! Here are some ideal flowers that will certainly make you look forward to the warm weather. They’re among our favorites here at Daniel’s Lawn Service & Pressure Washing, and some of them even pair well with the bee and butterfly plants we mentioned in January.
Crossandra “Orange Marmalade”
Our first pick would be the crossandra “orange marmalade” flower. Known for its easy-growing nature and attractive foliage, the orange marmalade cannot stand the cold weather, making it ideal for Floridians. Who wouldn’t love to see the color orange radiating from their garden?
The beautiful tropical vine, also known as petrea or purple wreath, will grow perfectly in a 9b zone and a Central Florida climate. You could grow this plant on your gated entrance, fences or even on trees! It will grow best in full sun but can also tolerate partial shade, drought, wind and medium salt air. Make sure you water the plant frequently as it begins to establish itself. Once it does, it will need very little care and can make your life easier, as it has no major pest problems. How ideal would that be?
These flowers could grow to become unusual and stunning, if they are grown properly. Yes, they need your full dedication and attention, unless you want deadly looking flowers decorating your backyard. Cannas love the sun and water, so make sure you water them frequently. They also spread and bloom in different colors during summer, which attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. These flowers need constant care, from watering, to fertilization, to deadheading. But if you are motivated to do the work, the results can be great!
Calla lilies are very well-suited to grow in Florida’s warm climate. These flowers would be the perfect touch of elegance and beauty to your garden. They bloom in many different colors: white, pink, purple, yellow, bi-color and salmon. Calla lilies prefer to grow in sunny spots where the soil is rich and moist. You should maintain a perfect balance between giving these plants enough sun while making sure you also give them enough water to protect them from drying out. As summer approaches, give these flowers more water and allow them to blossom, making your home more colorful and beautiful.
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, long-lasting and colorful addition, caladiums are the perfect fit for your spring garden. Caladiums are unique when it comes to their foliage: no leaf is like the other! Although their leaves are stunning, they are easily damaged by strong wind, so make sure you plant them in a protected area.
Dahlias grow in an unlimited variety of shapes, colors and sizes. These flowers worship the sun – that’s why it would be best to plant them where they can get six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day. Although dahlias prefer soil that is rich and moist, they can tolerate drought. Another tip would be to remove the flowers as soon as they fade, in order for the plant to bloom again. Growing dahlias is quite easy and rewarding, as you get a beautiful result with small effort. Their colors and shapes give them a unique beauty that makes gardeners addicted to planting more of those gorgeous flowers.
All of these beautiful flowers are ideal to plant in spring season here in Central Florida. What better way to say to your neighbors, “Come and enjoy coffee in my colorful backyard?” With little effort and a lot of patience, your happiness could start blooming straight from your home garden! And, by the way, Daniel’s Lawn Service offers landscape design services that can bring your vision of a Central Florida paradise into stunning reality – and maintain it year ‘round. Call us today to make your dream lawn and garden come true!