The best times to plant spring flowering plants are in spring and autumn. When the soil is dry and workable, this is the best time to plant perennials and evergreens.
Ornamental cherries, which are deciduous spring-flowering trees, can be planted anytime between October and March. They are often available as bare root trees, which are much cheaper than buying containerised plants.
Polygonatum, Solomon’s seal (or the ‘ladder to heaven’), is a perennial that has graceful, arching stems and pleated oval leaves. They are paired along each other. In May and June, they are joined by white, bell-like, lightly-scented, green-tipped flowers that are followed by black berries.
Three native Solomon’s seal species are found in Britain: Polygonatum multiflorum (P. odoratum), Polygonatum verticillatum (P. verticillatum), and Polygonatum multiflorum (P. odoratum). Solomon’s seal has been planted in British gardens for many centuries. The most common species is Polygonatumx hybridum. There are many varieties of Solomon’s seal, including upright and variegated forms.
How to grow Solomon’s Seal
Solomon’s seal should be grown in partial or dappled shade in well-drained, humus-rich soil. Mulch in spring, and then cut back in the autumn. Split clumps that grow too large in spring.
Sweet violets should be planted in rich, moist soil. You can improve the soil’s condition by adding compost or manure to the top 6-8 inches. Sweet violet can tolerate full sun, particularly in areas with cool summers. The plant will prefer to be protected from the sun’s heat in the afternoons. Sweet violet, a woodland plant, prefers moist soil. The plant may become sloppy if it is given too much water. Do not allow soil to dry out.
Sweet violets can be fertilized in spring or fall to encourage growth and blooms. Apply all-purpose fertilizer according to the package instructions. Fertilize the soil, not the plants, and water immediately after fertilization.
Wintergreen is a herb. Steam processing is used to make wintergreen oil from warmed, water-soaked leaves. The oil and leaves can be used in medicine.
Wintergreen leaf can be used to treat pain conditions such as headaches, nerve pain (especially sciatica), arthritis and ovarian pain. It can also be used to treat stomachaches and gas (flatulence), lung conditions such as asthma and pleurisy, pain and swelling (inflammation), and kidney problems.
To increase the stomach juices and improve digestion, some people take small amounts of wintergreen oil.
Sometimes, wintergreen leaf can be applied directly to the skin as an anti-inflammatory for sore joints (rheumatism), lower back pain, and sore muscles.
As long as the soil is well drained, milkweed plants can grow in either loamy or dry soil. To thrive, they don’t need any fertilizer. You can also skip watering if there are no droughts in your region. You can keep your flowers blooming during droughts by giving them a weekly watering. You should water enough to cover the soil from 2 to 3 inches. By going dormant, milkweed plants can survive winters in cold areas. Mulch can be added to the soil in fall to help protect it. This is not necessary, but it helps prevent the ground from freezing or thawing, and protects the roots. To make room for new growth, remove the mulch in spring. Avoid areas with pets or children who are likely to be bitten by the leaves.
Ranunculus, or creeping buttercup, is easily identifiable by its shiny yellow flowers. Although it can be grown almost anywhere, it prefers poor drainage soil. Strong runners spread it quickly and root along the way. It is difficult to get rid of the entire plant. It is best to remove it as soon as it is young and before it has time to spread.
The best organic way to remove weeds is to use a trowel or fork to reach the roots. Mulching is a great way to smother the weed. If you have a lawn, remove the turf and replace it.