Happy spring! Now that we’ve left the April showers behind (hopefully), it’s time for all of those May flowers. Adding some flowers to your garden or landscaping is a great way to put some color around your home, and gardening is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy! But certain flowers fair better in different climates than others, so it can be tricky to find flowers that will grow and thrive. Below are a few examples of flowers that grow well in Ohio. Check them out and you’ll be on your way to a beautiful garden!
Blackeyed Susan flowers are a native plant that grow wild in Ohio. With bright yellow blooms and dark brown centers, these blossoms are a great addition to your flower beds. They prefer sandy, well-drained soil and can be cultivated as annuals, perennials or biennials.
Another choice is the purple coneflower. These would add a beautiful violet splash to your landscaping, and thrive in most parts of Ohio. This hardy perennial is very drought-tolerant and is easy to grow, which is great for a family of beginner gardeners.
Chrysanthemums are not only gorgeous but also bloom later in the summer, giving your landscaping a pop of color heading into the fall season. Plant them in early spring in moist but drained soil and a sunny spot and see how they shoot up!
Hydrangeas are a great option if you have shady spots around your home, since they grow best in a mix of sun and shade. Since they also grow well in pots, you can use them to add life to your porch or deck. These pretty shrubs will best grow in moist, fertile and well-drained soil.
What smells better on a warm summer day than the scent of lilac? Lilac bushes fare well in hot summer weather but require some pruning and removing their faded flowers. They also do better on their own instead of surrounded by other plants.
Keep these flowers in mind when you’re planning your summer garden and you’ll have plenty of colorful blooms in no time!
What types of flowers do you plant in the springtime? Does your garden have any of these flowers? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!
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