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Colorful Flowers to Plant this Spring

April 11, 2014 admin 3 Comments

Do April showers bring colorful May flowers where you live? In many parts of the world, especially the United States, this is true. In some areas, flowers spring up with little help. They create breathtaking scenery throughout nature. You can also create a distinct backdrop by planting flowers of your choosing.

Flowers come in all shapes and sizes, literally. From sunflowers, which can grow beyond 12 feet tall to trailing calibrachoas, which are best hung, you will be able to choose the perfect flowers to make your scenery complete. There are no wrong flowers to pick when planning a garden, but there are some colorful choices Segmation is excited to see this season.

 Flowers In Bloom by Segmation

Here are four colorful flowers we hope to see this spring:

      1. Dahlias are dramatic flowers. Related to sunflowers and daisies, they are tall with full blooms. They can be seen in a multitude of bright colors (except blue) throughout the entire summer and into fall. These flowers are at home in Mexico, where they are the national flower.
      2. Clematis is actually a vine plant that reaches for the sun. With is roots planted deep in mulch and the support it needs for its delicate frame, clematis will climb, twist, curl and sprout new purple leaves.
      3. Daffodils are properly known as narcissus flowers. When they appear it is safe to say spring has sprung. In fact, from their appearance it looks like they want to announce it themselves. With their trumpet-esc bells, ruffling pedal collars and vibrant shades of yellow and orange, they are sure to catch everyone’s attention.
      4. Snapdragons bring afresh sense of color and fun to any garden. These flowers will develop into different bright shades as they take on the shape of a dragon’s mouth. This is why the flower properly known as an antirrhinum is now popularly known as snapdragons.

All this talk of flowers beckons the question: when will spring reach full bloom? It could be right around the corner or a ways off depending on where your live. But if you are craving the surrounding of plush flowers in full bloom, check local flower shows. Many cities, like San Diego, look forward to the upcoming floral exhibitions.

Flower Shows

Each year The San Diego Museum of Art hosts a fundraiser and flower show called, “Art Alive.” Unlike other flower shows, this year there will be over 100 “floral interpretations of famous artwork.” Also presented will be flowers inspired by the Spanish baroque architecture of the museum and its gardens. If you are in the area, this is going to be something you want to see with your own eyes.

No matter where you live, this is the season where you will want to notice the natural beauty of flowers. Whether you plant them yourself or enjoy the ones that spring up, enjoy the sight while you can. Blink and you might miss it.

Read more Segmation blog posts about out-of-the-box art:

Sunflowers are Summer’s Glory

Flowers in Bloom by www.segmation.com

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  1. Kathryn McCullough
    April 11, 2014 - 10:13 am

    Love the flowers. You’re right–they a huge part of what make spring special. I wish we had seeds/bulbs for these plants here in the Andes. I’m especially a fan of the daffodil.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  2. butterflymumma
    April 13, 2014 - 12:16 pm

    Welcome Spring!!!

    I’m in Ottawa, Canada and excited to be breaking ground on a whole NEW garden this spring! Thanks for this timely and colourful post.

    Do you know if Dahlias are perennial? Although I think not (and always try to stick to perennials myself) I’m in love with an Orange Dahlia right now. I’m definitely adding some allium (like in your pictures) too. And maybe snapdragons (red, of course). As for bulbs, don’t forget the crocuses, tulips, and hyacinths. Lots and lots of colour. And Bugleweed (I actually LOVE that stuff)

    In the backyard I’ll be planting a fairie garden with thyme and violets. At night we can shine flashlights and look for the Little People. 😉

    Let you know is we find any,


  3. bfostrickson
    April 14, 2014 - 10:30 am

    I am so excited to start planting this year, but I’ll have to wait for at least another month. I’ve got some seeds started in the house, but I can’t wait to have the garden and barrels blooming!


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