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With the spring season right around the corner, it's time to begin planning your spring garden! When purchasing your plants by mail order, you can choose and pick from the comfort of your home, especially right now when you have more time than when you are in the middle of your season.
As your mail order supplier, Botanus will make sure that your order arrives in the healthiest condition at the right time for planting in your area. The plants will be reserved for you at the time of ordering and will be shipped as soon as your area is ready to be planted.
There is a huge variety of plants available this season and with all the beautiful pictures in the catalogue and on the Botanus website, you will have an enjoyable time going through it all.
Until the plants arrive, you can use your time to prepare your garden. You can cut back your shrubs and trees, check on your containers to see if they need fixing up with new the soil and extra drainage. Now's the time to order soil and fertilizer, get your tools ready and oiled and generally make sure you're ready to go as soon as Mother Nature hits the GO! button.
Some of the best mail order plants for a spring garden are perennials, as these plants will come back year after year. Some of the strongest and most popular perennials to include in a sunny garden are: drought resistant varieties like Sedums i.e Sedum Sunsparkler ‘Wildfire’, Eryngium i.e. Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’ or Eryngium ‘Blue Hobbit’ or maybe some Asclepias tuberosa.
All four varieties are very colourful and give your garden a real wow effect. Sedums are VERY easy to grow and after they are established, they don’t need a lot of extra care. Eryngiums can be used as cut flowers and last super long as you can even use them in dried flower arrangements. Asclepias is also a fantastic flowering perennial that attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects.
The full sun - partial shade garden has a lot of options too.
Grasses are available from short to really tall and will definitely make your gardening life easy. Once established, there is not much to do other than watch them playing in the breeze and listen to the soothing and relaxing sounds they create as the winds blow through.
Hemerocallis or Daylilies will ‘wow’ you with their attractive blooms and their easiness to grow and maintain. It will be hard to choose one as there are so many beautiful options.
Lilies are a must have in peoples gardens. These wonderful, hardy flower bulbs possess so many good traits that it makes them worthwhile and rewarding. You won’t be disappointed because they're so simple and easy. Just Dig-Drop-Done; a slogan from the Dutch bulb growers. You dig a hole, you drop the bulb in and you are done. Tadaaaa!
And if you have a shade garden, you are not alone.
Shade gardens have been underused for way too long and it's time to give them the attention and praise they deserve. They have so much to offer. So go and check out all the great plants that love to be in a more sheltered and protected partial to full shade area.
Astilbes, Hostas and Ferns are a great start. Take a look at Astilbe ardensii ‘Bridal Veil’ or Astilbe ardensii ‘Burgundy Red’ or Hosta ‘Whirlwind’, Hosta ‘Night Before Christmas’ and Hosta ‘Cherry Berry’.
Particularly with the Hostas, you'll find it fun making your choices as there are just so many to choose from and it's really up to your taste and the area in which you want to plant them. Let’s just say, there is a Hosta for everyone.
With over 400 varieties of perennials in our Botanus selection, you can go wild and really enjoy all the colours, shapes and beauty these plants offer.
Shrubs are also great plants to order for your spring and summer garden. These add structure, dimension and depth to any garden, and, depending on your climate, will be the backbones of your garden.
With another category of plants like the summer - bulbs, can give your garden a real summer pop in colour and showstopper effect. You can create anything from a Zen-like garden to a tropical-looking garden...whatever your heart's desire!
NOW is the time to pick and choose, to place your order and to get ready. You will be pleased you did it as soon as the season is in full swing.