Springtime is upon us and the farm is blooming in almost every shade of the rainbow. Spring is truly a magical time at the farm and is perfect for pictures of cute kiddos in the blooms. As farmers, we have a special love for plants and their unique features. I wanted to share some of my favorite plants that are currently blooming.
Wisteria is a climbing-woody vine that blooms in the spring with large clusters of purple flowers. Wisteria needs full sun; wisteria will grow in partial sun but will probably not bloom. It is best to plant in the spring and should be given plenty of room to grow because they grow quickly.
Hawthorn is slow-growing shrub that needs a sunny location. In the spring, it flowers in pink or white. Hawthorn is an evergreen; the leaves are green year round. Hawthorns rarely need pruning because they grow in a round shape, making them easy to care for.
The Texas Redbud is small tree that blooms when warmer weather is upon us. The Texas Redbud is drought tolerant and requires full sun, making it a perfect plant for Texas! The most ideal time to plant a Redbud is late winter or early spring. All the Texas Redbuds are blooming at the farm; hopefully this is a sign that we will have beautiful warm weather for our Spring EGGstravaganza and field trips!
Check out the Old Farmer’s Almanac for more information http://www.almanac.com/. We are excited to share our pretty blooms with you in a few weeks at the Spring EGGstravaganza. Be sure to check out our Instagram to see more pictures of the wildflowers and blooms at the farm!