Spring garden flowers are your reward for planting all of those bulbs in the fall.
Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are usually the first spring flowers to appear.
Their light, pastel colors give a hint of the summer colors to come.
The beautiful winter aconite
Eight species are present in beautiful winter aconite, but only two of these, E.hyemalis and E.cilicica, are mostly cultivated. Blooming often takes place mainly in late January or in early February.
Best show for flowers will come in cold winters, while blooming is inhibited in milder conditions. The winter aconite flowers are similar to the buttercups, but it is the leaves of this plant that give it such interest, enclosing the flower somewhat like a collar.
You can notice that the basal leaves appear after the spring flowers and its yellow blooms open only while the sun is shining and close once darkness falls. By the end of spring, winter aconite dies down completely.
No pests or diseases are associated with winter aconite and once these plants are established, caring is easy as they are self seeding. But, you should be aware of the place where winter aconite is grown otherwise self seeding ability can sometimes cause this plant to become invasive in your yard.
The bunches of winter aconite are divided for every three or more years after flowering takes place. Unluckily, they don’t like disturbance and becomes weak if tubers are removed too frequently.
Winter aconites are known as one of the most poisonous plants in the garden. Do not prefer to plant winter aconite in your garden if you have small children or pets at your home. The whole plant, particularly the tuber, is pretty poisonous and can cause nausea, colic attacks, vomiting, and visual disturbances.
Signs of spring
The first flowers that jab through the almost still frozen ground are often seen as the first sign of the spring. The spring flowers represent new beginnings, the end of the long cold winter months and the beginning of carefree summer.
It is must to know that daffodils and tulips are sure signs of spring. Hence, you can plant the bulbs now and enjoy the summer.
Once the daffodil flowers go crunchy, you are suggested to pinch the whole flower head off; that is what you can refer as deheading. The thing you have to do is let the bulbs and the leaves feed.
You have got to leave the leaves on for at least six weeks. The best thing you can do is plant them in containers.
Other signs normally related to spring have been seen around the ponds with dragonflies mating and reports of live tadpoles in fife and young newts in Edinburgh.
The spring flower while flowering that you see are unlikely to produce seed or fruit because inevitably temperatures will drop in last few days and there won’t be insects around to pollinate.