Spring has sprung and so have the blooms! The dogwoods, cherry blossoms, daffodils, tulips and even geraniums are all blooming and surrounding us with beauty. These early spring bloomers offer a welcome relief and get the gardening season going. However, there are lots of plants that need those warmer days of summer to really get going.
Don't worry if you haven’t seen growth from your lantana, hydrangeas, dwarf pomegranate, perennial hibiscus, crepe myrtle trees, palms, and Mexican petunias. All these hot weather faves love the heat! Give these plants some time to start showing growth, as it is too early to decide if they are going to come back or not. They might even look dead at this point, but by having a little confidence and some patience, you could end up with beautiful garden blooms.
As the days become warmer and more consistent, these plants will begin to grow, bud and eventually bloom. Often times, they will not grow or bloom until the soil warms up considerably. So, take heart if you are enjoying gorgeous blooms in the landscape from other favorites, these gorgeous blooms need a bit more time to look alive. You especially will not want to start any pruning, until these late bloomers have come up or started to grow. Once established, then you can tidy up these plants. Hold tight, we promise more blooms are coming your way!