Flowers for Mother Day

 

And Curb Appeal Too

112274889Mother’s Day is coming up (May 8) and it offers a great opportunity to buff up your home’s curb appeal.

Flowers are a traditional Mother’s Day gift. This year, why not give live flowering plants rather than cut flowers? Spring is prime planting season and a great time to add color and lushness to your front landscape.

When it comes to choosing what type of flowers you’re going to plant, make sure you keep these tips in mind:

Know Your Zone — you live in something called a “growing zone,” which helps define what plants will thrive and what will wither in your area. Ask at your local garden center, or check it out online here.

Sunny or Shady — are you planting where it’s mostly sunny? Some plants, like Mountain Laurel, thrive in the shade, while others, like Lavender, need plenty of sun to blossom.

80611101.jpgKeep The Thirsty Ones Together — when planting, try to keep plants with similar water requirements grouped together, so you don’t have to drown your cacti when you water your marigolds.

For more gardening tips, check out these sites: GardeningTipsnIdeas

Martha Stewart

AZ Central (for southwest gardens)

Northscaping (for northern gardens)

And if you don’t have a garden, consider a potted flower or bush instead of the traditional bouquet — they last longer.

 

 

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About gschmitten

I am a Realtor in Broward County, Florida. I work in all areas including Weston, Plantation, Parkland, Coral Springs, Sunrise, Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood. I'm a Grandma with 2 great grandson who were home-schooled, and one is now working on his Master's Degree, and the other is a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Town of Davie, Florida. I have a heart for Homeschoolers, and for all our Military Personnel - both active and retired. My son spent 15 months in Iraq, and survived, and I worked for the US Army in Germany for several years.
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