In most places around the world, growing flowers is very adorable and lovely but certain climatic conditions of locations or places can have a really big effect on how easy or convenient it is to grow flowering plants in such areas.
For example, in Colorado, the climate does range from freezing winters to drought-like summers and this makes it quite difficult to grow flowering plants without a good, accurate, or proper plan.
Even though the environmental and climatic conditions can be a little bit discouraging for growing flowers; with a well-crafted and detailed plan you can always grow an all-year-round flowering plants in Colorado.
There are different types of plants from which the choice of plants (cut flowers) to be grown can be selected from and it is always very important to choose flowers that will be able to withstand the environmental constraints around the region.
Growing flowers can be carried out through different means; however, with the use of cut flowers, you can be assured of the color, form, and structure that the plant will take when it reaches maturity.
Flowers are beautiful pieces of nature that are needed around homes and other habitable places and just the presence of cut flowers can serve a similar purpose.
As many flowers there are in the world, there are quite a number of flowers that cannot withstand some of the environmental constraints around Colorado and therefore the need for you to choose your plant very well and choose a mixture of flowers that will bloom throughout the year.
For growing in gardens, there are different types of plants with different growing periods such as annuals, biennials, and perennials and it is very important that you choose flowers that can as well grow over the years.
There are a number of flowers that you can choose to grow if you are living in Colorado and they will perform in a much fantastic and fabulous manner throughout the season (although you might have to grow different plants for each season) of the year for the best gardening experience possible.
In this article, we will take you through some of the best cut flowers to grow in Colorado so you should read through to learn more about them.
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What are the Best Cut Flowers to Grow in Colorado?
Cut flowers are removed plant parts that can be used for decoration of homes (when suspended in a vase with water) and can also be preserved for planting purposes.
Cut flowers can be removed from flowering plants and can be used for the arrangement of flower bouquets for ceremonial purposes while for gardeners; they are a good way to propagate plants that look exactly like the parent plants.
Generally, there are four growing seasons in a year and we will discuss about some of the best cut flower types you should grow in Colorado for each season. Read further to learn more.
This usually ranges between mid-March and May. In Colorado, there are situations in which the freezing period does extend to March and it is always very important to choose flowers that stand better chances of surviving the late freeze.
This period of the year comes with a number of surprises so you must choose a plant that has the capability to survive under such conditions and this is usually the period when bulbous flowers do sprout up again.
Some of the cut flowers you should grow during the spring period of the year includes tulips, daffodils, irises, hyacinths, snapdragons, May sage, and Scarlet Monardella.
NB: most of the flowers grown for this season are usually planted in the fall so that they can bloom in spring.
This period of the year usually ranges between June and August and the amount of rainfall and humidity available during this period of the year is usually very low. As a result of this, flowering plants to be grown during this period must be a type that can withstand drought for a long period of time. Also, native plants of Colorado will perform better during this season of the year because they are naturally adapted to the climate, soil, and environmental conditions of the area. The survival of flowering plants during the summer can as well be dependent on the temperature of the soil so you should incorporate the use of a raised bed to ensure a cooler soil temperature for plants’ growth.
Examples of cut flowers to grow during this period of the year include Zinnias, marigold, Coleus, Geranium, potato vines, petunia, annual salvia, and Plumbago.
The fall periods do range between September and December in Colorado and the flowering plants chosen to be grown during this period must also be able to withstand the cold weather. This period of the year is the period in which plants that are to flower during the spring are planted so that they can develop roots before the cold winter sets in. There is a lot to do during this time of the year and perennials should also be sown during this period before the first frost sets in and before the onset of the growing season. Make sure that you put everything needed for the spring in place including the bulbous flowers such as tulips, daffodils, etc.
Examples of the cut flowers to grow during the fall season include chrysanthemum, ornamental pepper, ornamental kale, pansies, Millett grasses, etc.
NB: choose plants that have different decorative colors and can make your environment look more attractive and captivating. Plants such as the ornamental pepper and kales also perform very well and their fruits also serve as a great decorative piece for gardens.
This is the season of the year when the soil freezes and this possesses a great difficulty to the plant’s survival. This period of the year does extend from December to February in Colorado. Flowering plants do not have the tenacity to withstand this season; however, there are some arrangements that can be made to make the garden a little bit attractive and eye-catching. These plants can as well be placed in your home to add lots of color to space and ensure that the plant can grow through-out the year.
Examples of the cut flowers for this season include ornamental pinecones, hardy herbs, and spruce tips.
NB: plants to be grown during this season as cut flowers are usually used as decorative pieces for homes as no flowering plant can thrive during the Colorado winter.
Making your Colorado space and garden beautiful all-round year is possible just like every other place. However, for the best growth performance in this part of the world, the use of raised beds for propagating your cut flowers will go a long way in ensuring a lovely and meticulous performance. Have a splendid growing season!
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