Bloom Schedule

Since we bought the house, I kind of sort of got into planting plants around the yard.  The ladies like flowers, so I got a bunch of flowering plants from actual flowers, to bushes and shrubs, a fruit plant, even trees.  But not knowing when each and any blooms is like watching grass grow.  Hopefully, this will help.

Late Winter

Ever Red Fringe Flower and Concorde Barberry

Blooms and Foliage

  • Blooms year-round, with heaviest bloom in late winter to spring
  • Evergreen
  • Burgundy foliage color
  • The mature flowers are of a spider form

Sun, Soil, Water

  • Partial to full sun
  • Best with regular watering – weekly, or more often in extreme heat

Growth

  • Moderate growth rate
  • Reaches 6 ft. tall and wide in natural form

Care

Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates periodic, mild drought once established. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: spring after flowering, only as needed to maintain desired shape..

Hilda Honeycutt Camellia

Blooms and Foliage

  • Winter
  • Evergreen
  • Dark green foliage color

Sun, Soil, Water

  • Full shade to filtered sun
  • Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry

Growth

  • Slow growth rate
  • Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; slowly grows larger with age

Care

Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Needs some shelter in harsh winter climates. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Thin to one bud per cluster to increase bloom size. Fertilize and prune to shape after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: late winter to early spring, after flowering.

Early Spring

Girard Saybrook Glory Azalea

Blooms and Foliage

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Spring

Coral Bells

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rhododendron

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Late Spring

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Early Summer

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Blooms and Foliage

  • Deciduous
  • The horizontal branches of this shrub give it a beautiful form in leaf, flower and berry
  • Leaves turn burgundy red to purplish red in fall
  • Attracts Birds and Butterflies

Sun, Soil, Water

  • Partial to full sun
  • Needs regular watering – weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Growth

  • Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. high, 8 to 10 ft. wide.

Care

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring after flowering.

Blooms and Foliage

  • Delicate rose-pink flower stems blooms all through summer into the fall
  • The Gaudi line of gaura has a compact, well branched habit and incredibly vibrant blooms
  • Evergreen
  • Does not attract bees or butterflies

Sun, Soil, Water

  • Plant in a sunny spot
  • Best in a well-drained soil

Care

Water gaura infrequently but deeply to help the plants establish their deep roots. Cutting back the stems of gaura after the first main bloom will encourage a tidy plant and spur repeat blooming.  Gaura thrives in poor soil and doesn’t need supplemental flower fertilizer. In fact, too much manure or fertilizer can make the plant floppy.

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Summer

Blooms and Foliage

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Blooms and Foliage

  • Blooms Mid Summer/Late Summer/Early Fall
  • Deciduous/Aromatic
  • Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
  • This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Sun, Soil, Water

  • Sun to Partial Shade
  • Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
  • Acid, Alkaline, Neutral Soil
  • Can Grow in Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

Care

Late Dutch Honeysuckle will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This woody vine does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates.

Details

Late Dutch (or Serotina) is a vigorous twining large deciduous shrub with dark green, oval leaves whitish beneath. Flowers to 4cm in length, fragrant, deep red-purple outside, yellow within, in terminal clusters. It also produces red berries.

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