Although it has been a pretty rainy spring so far, my flower garden is starting to look beautiful! The daffodils are just about done and my tulips are starting to take over the show. Since we have been staying home, I have not visited the nursery to pick up plants. So I’m really grateful that my gardens start blooming at the first sign of spring.
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Early Spring Garden Tip
Since I live in deer country and they LOVE to eat tulips, I spray them with this deer repellent. From the moment my tulips emerge from the ground, I spray the foliage. If I don’t, deer will start to nibble on them. To teach them to stay away, I start spraying them roughly every 1-2 weeks until they bloom. Once the flower heads appear, I give them one last spray then let them be. To learn more about deer proofing your garden, click here.
Because I need to spray my tulips, they are planted in the front walkway garden so I can keep an eye on them. If I planted them n the back or another garden that I don’t walk through daily this time of year, I may not watch them as closely for signs of deer damage.
In addition to spring bulb blossoms, the forget-me-nots, pansies and creeping phlox started flowering. Although I did not shop for pansies this year, the winter pansies that I planted in fall bounced back.
My viburnum is also blooming and smells incredible right now. I love walking past it when approaching my garden from the garage. While viburnum blooms do not last long, they are worth having in the garden for that reason alone.
One of my favorite parts of the spring garden is the front flowering crabapple tree when it flowers. Although the blooms do not last long, it is a real showstopper in my yard.
Want more garden inspiration? Check out the following articles:
- How to Start a New Garden
- Designing a Garden That’s Always in Bloom
- Dividing Perennials
- Everblooming Flower Garden Tour
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