Ideas to Grow Flowers for Spring Containers

With new growth and new flowers, there are many plants that can be used to create beautiful spring containers. Some of the best plants for pots and spring pots are the bulbs of spring flowers, such as daffodils, hyacinths and tulips. Container gardening is the perfect way to say hello to spring and goodbye to winter. At a time when the soil is still too cold to grow anything, soil potted in pots above the ground can absorb enough sun for growing plants. There are a number of plants that thrive in the cold temples of early spring, many even tolerating light frost or light snowfall. With potted plants, it’s easy to throw a protective cover on nights when stronger ice is possible. Here are a few ideas on which flowers to grow for your spring containers.

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Flower blooms by Season [Visual]

Fresh flowers can make any space come to life. While buying flowers can be expensive, purchasing fresh, seasonal blooms can save you money and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Local flower stores can purchase in-season blooms from local farms and greenhouses, rather than having to ship out of season flowers in. This makes it both more cost effective and healthier for the environment to buy in season flowers.

While spring and summer are the most popular blooming seasons, there are beautiful bulbs in every season available to consumers. In addition, there are also plenty of year-round blooms that are always available.

Zola created this seasonal blooming guide to showcase all of the seasonal blooms for spring, summer, fall, and winter. Bookmark this page so you always know what’s in season, so you can make more eco-friendly flower choices next time you purchase fresh blooms.

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Natural Dyes from your Flower Garden [Infographic]

We plant gardens for food, health, and beauty. But did you know that many plants yield natural dyes for yarn, fiber, and fabric as well? The truth is that humans have been borrowing nature’s colors for thousands of years. This concept is back in vogue as it opens up a whole new world for many – especially those who value organic practices.

Botanical dyes are earth-friendly, biodegradable renewable resources. Crafters are also drawn to them because natural plant dyes produce hues that are much more complex than their synthetic counterparts. Color doesn’t stop at flower petals. Depending on the species, it can also be found in other parts of the plant, such as leaves, stems, roots, and fruits.

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Garden Arches and Arbours [Infographic]

Husqvarna have recently worked with Sue Fisher, an expert horticulturalist and author with 35 years’ experience to create an illustrated guide to garden arches. The guide offers inspiration for any size garden, big or small and have also created a climbing flower wheel to help with choosing the right plants for your arch.

Take a look at the infographic below:

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Pet Safe Flowers & Which to Avoid Buying [Infographic]

Whether you’re a pet parent looking for some flowers to brighten up your home, or you’re sending a gift to someone with a dog or cat that loves to chew everything, it is important to know which flowers and fillers are safe for cats and dogs, and which can be toxic.

Print a copy to bring to the florist or use it as a reference when ordering a bouquet online. It will help you to pick pet-friendly flowers and find stunning substitutes to make sure the recipient is happy and their fur babies are safe.

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