… And it’s time to garden, finally! We’re now seeing the weather that we’ve dreamed about for four months and it feels amazing. It’s time to get outside and revive our flower beds from hibernation. With winter finally behind us, it’s time to maximize the curb-appeal of your Cape Cod home or rental property. With so many beautiful flowers to choose from, the decisions can be overwhelming. Below is a list of beautiful flowers and shrubs that will help make your dream garden, a reality.
A long time favorite for many Cape Codders, the Hydrangea might as well be the Cape Cod Flower. This beautiful shrub can be found nearly everywhere on the Cape. With its explosive flowers, vibrant colors, these beauties are a great way to add instant curb-appeal to any house.
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Has your yard been looking a little drab this spring? Spice things up with an accent plant! A Hibiscus plant is a great shrub that can really enhance your landscape. With their beautiful flowers in bloom, it’s enough to make any head turn. This versatile plant is also know to have several healing properties as well. The Hibiscus plant is thought to soothe ailments, such as headaches, aching limbs, and coughs,
As a personal favorite, Lilies add both striking beauty with their vibrant colors, as well as a lovely fragrance for your home. Originating at bulbs, these flowers are excellent annuals that require minimal maintenance throughout the summer season and into autumn. For more information on how to start your garden of Lilies, see the The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
As one of the most versatile plants, Lavender is an excellent choice to for your garden. Not only is the plant aesthetically pleasing as a neutral tone of gray-green, when in bloom, it’s purple flowers are a great pop of color to add to your curb appeal. Lavender is also an edible plant that can be a great touch to any salad or in your tea. This plant is also great when dried. Remaining fragrant and colorful, it can add a lovely touch to the inside of your home as well. For more information, see The Old Farmers Almanac, and learn more about planting, growing, and harvesting your new Lavender plant.
Nothing screams summertime, like the color of Peony flowers in bloom. These vibrant flowers bring out the beauty in nature, second to none. This versatile plant can be planted at various times of the year and require 6-8 hours of sunlight for optimum bloom. Peony’s are also a rather pest free plant, as deer and rabbits don’t like the taste. The Old Farmer’s Almanac can give you in-dept instruction on how to get your Peony’s to look their best!
Last, but definitely not least, if you’re looking to add pops of color to your landscaping, Daffodils can be a great addition to your garden. These early bloomers are one of the best signs of Spring! Planning ahead and planting them in the fall is the best way to ensure that your curb appeal has a lively appearance coming out of Winter. These beauties are also avoided by most pests, such as deer and rabbits, however, they are found to be toxic to pets, so please take that into consideration if you have fur-babies running around. For more tips and tricks on these earthly flowers, see The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
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