At this transitional time of year, your plants are going to need to be hardy enough to handle the changing weather conditions. These flowers will need to hold up during the occasional warm, sunny day, as well as the incoming cooler nights, and maybe even some light frosts. Plus, you’ll probably want to begin embracing the vibrant, bold colors of autumn.
To help get you on the right path, here’s a brief overview of some of the best picks, when it comes to sprucing up your porch or garden in the fall or end of summer.
Ultimately, starting a garden with your child is beneficial in more ways than one and will help them build skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.
Make your patio, porch, or deck extra special with unique options from Flower Works. That’s right – we’re not just here for amazing bouquets and arrangements for special occasions but also annuals and perennials you can plant in a pot or in your garden, too! Here are some of our offerings to “spruce up” your outdoor oasis this summer in the U.P.
English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is an excellent way to add a mid-summer pop of color to your garden or patio. We love to plant it somewhere we can enjoy its beautiful scent. English lavender is more tolerant of colder temperatures common in the Marquette area than French lavender, making it an excellent choice for herb gardens and perennial borders. This member of the mint family features aromatic leaves and flowers that are popular for cooking purposes, medicinal use, and home projects. The following are just a few of the benefits of adding lavender to your home garden.
It’s time to start turning those winter garden designs into actual garden planting. When choosing your plants, be sure to select plants that are well suited to the climate here in Marquette and fill your beds with a mix of annuals and perennials. Annuals allow you to adjust your overall garden design from year to year, while the perennials provide an established framework. Let’s take a closer look at the difference between these two types of plants.
Stop by Flower Works to check out our spring bulb plants for your garden. We have daffodils, hyacinths, and others to add a pop of color to your spring garden. Don’t forget we have a beautiful assortment of container pots in our greenhouse that are a perfect way to brighten your patio. Stop by our store or contact us at (906) 273-1335