Favorite Spring Flowers

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JB1LNDSCPR, Feb 23, 2004.


    JB1LNDSCPR LawnSite Member
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    What are your guys favorite flowers that you use in the spring to get peoples attention?
  2. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
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    I sell a lot of landscaping jobs from people seeing my clients with gorgeous tulip beds -- but those would have needed to be planted last Fall.

    Impatiens can have a big impact -- but not until later in the summer.

    Pansies can go in the ground very early -- but only my riches clients are willing to pay my price to put pansies in knowing they will burn out in about 6 - 8 weeks.

    JB1LNDSCPR LawnSite Member
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    I agree with you on the tulips my only problem is my commercial customers is where i wanted to use them and i don't want to put them in around the fall time and then get out bid by someone. That would make there work look good. before i do that i will have to get myself set in for more than 2 years.

    I use impatients too they look good enough for not seeing any color for 5 months during winter
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Plant pansies in October they sometimes look a little rough in the winter ,but come back strong in the spring.
    I like Yellow Pansies underplanted with red tulips
  5. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Daffodils are always a great choice, also crocus.
  6. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Spring, Red and Yellow Tulips planted together
    Summer, Sun Wave series petunias
    Shade Impatiens
    Fall Chrysantemums and Kale
  7. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sheesh, you guys, haven't you ever taken an art class???

    Red with yellow? C'mon say it ain't so!

    I guess my spouse is showing through here (she's an art teacher), but learn how to use complimentary colors! Red and green are complimentary, as are yellow and purple, blue and orange, etc.

    Complimentary colors will ALWAYS give the best show, if you can pull it off. Get a color wheel, and get to it!:D

  8. HazellLawnCare

    HazellLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok guys I'm just a grass chaser but the wife has been wanting me to put in a tulip bed for some time now. I would do it in a heart beat but what else do you put in a tulip bed? I mean what else do you use to have all year color?
  9. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Is your color wheel working?

    I didn't see your plant selections for red and green in the spring?

  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Tulips, daffs, crocus, snowdrops, hyacinths,scilla,pushkinia

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