Why You Should Plant For Spring

payne_7-07_27plantforspring6Spring flowers have that spring-fresh texture and color guaranteed to shake winter off of you, and your spirit. No summer flowers have the blue of clear sky blue pansies, and blue lobelia.  Alyssum, the crisp white smell of spring, also comes in lavender, red violet, and purple.  Ornamental kales, cabbages, Angelina sedum and coral bells have robust texture and leaf color.  Lettuces, parsley, and gold oregano hint of the vegetable garden to come. Yellow and vanilla butterfly marguerites are quite cold tolerant, as is the chartreuse leaved Persian Queen geranium. Annual phlox performs beautifully, blooming on into the heat of the summer.  Violas come in all kinds of colors, and bloom profusely. Fresh cut pussy willow twigs, yellow twig dogwood, and artificial grassy stems provide scale and height.  Pots of hyacinth, daffodils, and tulips can also be popped into a pot for their duration.

plantforspring5Spring is a season like no other. Give some time to enjoying it. Spring pots are a perfect for a collection of lettuces that will spruce up your salads. A collection of spring pots also helps considerably to stave off the impulse to plant summer pots too early. Most summer annuals despise cold soil and cool temperatures.  For everything, the right season.  Plant your spring. 



  1. Susie Golden says

    Deborah Silver, owner of Detroit Garden Works, is the most amazing person, designer, creator of the most exquisite landscaping/gardens I have ever seen!!! Garden and flowers are my passion and I would never make a move without consulting with Deborah Silver. She has worked side by side with me from the very beginning when I first met her 10 years ago. She is the foremost expert in her field and her work is unsurpassed by anyone in landscape design, flowers, gardens etc. She designed a beautiful fron garden to my home with the most exquiste limelight hydrangas. It makes me so proud to pull up my driveway everyday and she the work that she created into a warm and inviting entrance! We designed an infinity pool in my backyard which truly is enjoyed with the most gorgeous pots of floral arrangements each and every summer! The deck, of her design, works well with the pool, cabana, trees, shrubery, flowers never competing with one another. Our newest project will be an outdoor sexy natural fireplace to compliment the surroundings. Quite simple, Deborah Silver is a master of her trade and one is never disappointed in her work. Her team/crew are the best around and know the work that is expected and what will reflect a “dirty little secret” known as Detroit Garden Works!! I enjoy my home so much more due to Deborah Silver and the art that she has created from the outdoors! One happy girl……~Susie Golden

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