Spring is in the air! And on the ground, and everywhere you look. From budding leaves to blooming flowers, there is color and joy popping up everywhere from gardens to roadsides.
When it comes to spring landscaping, some plants, trees and shrubs stand out above the rest, offering something uniquely enticing for the season. Today we’ve collected five popular posts about five of our favorite springtime garden additions.
Learn some fun facts, find out what makes them special, and get a few care tips so you can enjoy these beauties in your yard, too.
Spotlight On: Baptista, “False” Indigo But True Springtime Garden Gem!
Baptista, sometimes known as False Indigo, is a favorite of butterflies, bees, and its admiring humans. With its blue-green foliage and bold flower spires, you can recognize this beauty anywhere.
Find out why it got the name False Indigo, what colors you can expect to enjoy, and see how easy it is to care for this springtime gem.
Spotlight On: Dogwood, And The Flowers That Aren’t Flowers
You may love the charming white flowers that burst out of buds on Dogwood trees each spring, but you might be surprised to know that they aren’t technically flowers!
These popular trees are known for their special beauty and for how low-maintenance they are. Resistant to disease, and fast-growing, it’s easy to see why this tree has become beloved by gardeners everywhere. Read more to find out where the flowers actually are, and how to grow a tree of your own.
Spotlight On: Kwanzan Cherry And Their Spectacular Pink Blossoms
Like tufts of pink cotton candy, Kwanzan Cherry trees burst into full glory each spring. It’s fairly obvious why this stunning tree is so popular, but did you also know that the Kwanzan is part of the rose family?
These ornamental trees are native to China, Japan and Korea but they are surprisingly adaptable and will flourish just as well in your New Jersey back yard. Learn more about this iconic tree and find out how you can grow and care for one.
Spotlight On: Springtime Bulbs, Cheerful Colors Of The Season
Spring bulbs are special because they show up earliest among the beauties, gracing yards and sidewalks long before the first green emerges on most other plants. You can often find these beauties peeking up from frost-covered ground, promising the excitement of a new season.
Spring bulbs are also unique because they have to be planted in fall. Learn more about bulbs and the lovely flowers that come from them.
Spotlight On: Forsythia, The Herald Of Spring
No list of iconic springtime blooms is complete with mention of Forsythia. It’s luxurious cascades of yellow are a sign that another winter has passed and gardens are coming to life once again.
Forsythia can be grown in the ground or containers, grows in full sun as well as part shade, is fast-growing and easy to care for. It also doubles as an excellent privacy screen – with or without flowers. Find out more about this springtime favorite see why it is so beloved.
Have any of these inspired you? If you want to love your spring garden and are ready to talk about adding color, beauty and joy to your yard, contact us for a consultation. Our landscape design pros are here to answer questions and plan the outdoor space of your dreams.