The best plants for your garden depend on the season. If you are looking to improve the look of your garden, be sure to plant different types of plants in every season so that they will thrive and not die out. We’ll go over what is best for each season below!
Spring: Bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis), Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum), Hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla), Rhododendrons (Rhododendron spp.), Pansies (Viola x wittrockiana)
Summer: Black Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta), Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum), Begonias (Begonia spp.), Petunias (Petunia x hybrida)
Fall: Asters (Aster novi-belgii), Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), Asiatic Lilies (Lilium asiatica), Zinnias(Zinnia spp.)
Winter: American Holly (Ilex opaca), Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea), Paperwhite Narcissus (Narcissus tazetta), Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii)
Bonus: Plants that are great in every season!
Some plants are just great in every season! Here are some favorites that you can plant no matter what time of year it is.
- English Ivy (Hedera helix) – A trailing vine that is perfect for shaded areas, English ivy will add a touch of green to your garden all year round. It’s also a great plant for climbers, as it can easily attach to most surfaces.
- Lamb’s Ear (Stachys byzantina) – This soft, fuzzy plant is a favorite of gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Not only does it add some color to your garden with its purple flowers, but the leaves are also very soft and can be used as a natural insulation.
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – This fragrant herb is perfect for both in the garden and in the kitchen. It’s an evergreen shrub that will stay green all year round, and it has beautiful blue flowers in the springtime. Plus, it is a great herb for cooking!
No matter what season it is, there are always beautiful plants to choose from that will spruce up your garden! Be sure to mix and match plants every season for the best look. For example, plant bluebonnets in the spring, black eyed susans in the summer, asters in the fall, and christmas cactus in winter. By doing this, you’ll have a beautiful garden all year long!