Spring is synonymous with new life, fresh starts, and stunning colours! If you’re looking to bring a little spring colour into your garden, one of the fastest and simplest ways to do so is by adding flowers.
There are many different types of flowers that you could incorporate into your garden, and a lot of it depends on the look you are after.
Today, we take a look at seven different flowers that you could plant for some extra colour this spring!
With bursting cloud-like clusters of tiny flowers, the alyssum flower makes for a great plant to bring in for ground coverage. These flowers are available in the traditional-looking white, or a myriad of purples and pinks. The clusters of white flowers they produce can be great to pair next to more brightly-coloured flowers, as a contrast in the garden.
If you’re looking for spring flowers to plant in Australia, take a look at the humble calendula. With bright pops of yellows and oranges, this plant is sure to brighten up your yard or balcony, and bring a vibrant touch of colour to your garden. Also sometimes called the ‘pot marigold’, calendula flowers tend to be loved by bees, butterflies, and ladybirds, which is great news for those looking to bring more helpful critters into the garden!
The stunning blue of the cornflower is one of nature’s many pretty gifts. This flower got its name from its tendency to spring up as a weed in farming fields. These days, we appreciate the beauty of its flowers, with many people choosing to invite the flowers into their spring gardens. Cornflowers come in many different colours, from pink to red to blues and purples. Plant these flowers in a sunny spot, in either a garden bed or a pot.
Are you after a flower that looks like it’s come straight out of an English country manor? Check out the hollyhock! These lovely plants produce flowers in a row, along a tall stem, with multiple flowerings along each. They come in many colours, including pale to deep pinks, maroon, yellows, and white. Hollyhocks like to be planted in a full sun position, and can also help attract bees and butterflies into your garden.
Pansies & violas
Pansies and violas are gorgeous flowers that come in a variety of different colours. From bright yellows, to pastel purples, through to deep reds, they are great for adding a dash of colour to your spring garden! These two flowers often get mistaken for each other, due to their similar appearance. To tell them apart, remember that pansies have larger leaves and flowers than their smaller cousins! Plant these sweet flowers in full to partial sun for best results!
Poppies make a beautiful addition to a spring garden. A symbol of remembrance, the poppy flower can often be seen worn on lapels on Remembrance Day. We stock shirley poppy seeds in our online store, a strain that originated in Shirley, England. This strain of the poppy produces flowers in a range of colours, from pastel pinks and white through to crimson red. Plant your poppy seeds in a garden bed or flower pot that receives full sun.
'The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.' - Harriet Ann Jacobs