Every year I love to discover new flowers and tour the local nurseries. Here are my top four spring flowers blooming now in our garden.
Late spring is almost our summer here in Southern California. The flowers are all blooming like crazy. Come summer the heat makes our garden stall so we savor the color and being in the garden now.
Gardening in Southern California is awesome. You can grow year round and always have something blooming. Here are my favorite spring flowers in our garden for 2016.
Spring Flowers for 2016
I discovered this petunia a week ago at Home Depot. It is petunia, night sky. I am heading back to buy another before they are gone. The petals of the petunia really do look like a starry night sky.
Last year we bought one milkweed plant and this year we have some nice volunteers. I love how it attracts the butterflies and the monarch caterpillars are the cutest. We also plant butterfly bush to attract the butterflies.
And though not a flower, no less colorful is our Emperor Japanese Maple we bought last year. This is our first spring with the tree leafing out and it is absolutely vivid and gorgeous. And yes you can grow Japanese maple in Southern California. This even gets hot afternoon sun. Just make sure they do not dry out.
Remember to feed your flowers with my homemade two ingredient flower food.
So those are my favorites for this year. Do you have a favorite flower for the year so far?