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Flower Garden and Seasons: Flowers that Bloom All Year

Updated on February 16, 2017
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Angela, though not a natural green thumb, has studied gardening in order to better care for her yard.

Beautiful Flower Garden
Beautiful Flower Garden | Source

In order to grow a garden that blooms all year round, you need to understand what flowers prefer and what climates they do best in. Spring flowers combined with fall flowers allows your garden to contain color all year round, or you can get the same effect by using flowers that are resilient regardless of climate. Below you will read a list of the most popular flowers for each season, as well as a table with a more extensive list.

Daffodil: a Spring Flower

Daffodils repel unwanted animals, and can protect your other flowers from their untimely demise.
Daffodils repel unwanted animals, and can protect your other flowers from their untimely demise. | Source

Spring Flower Gardens

The first flowers of spring often bring joy as it is a sign of warmer weather on its way. Spring flowers bring a magnificent array of colors to the dark days of winter. For every color in the rainbow, you can find a spring growth to match.

Daffodils grow early in the year just as the earth warms up. In order to grow well, the bulbs need to be planted in late autumn. There are ten different kinds of daffodils to choose from, although they are not very durable and need to be handled with care.

Hyacinths also need to be planted in the late fall. When they grow it will bring a beautiful fragrant spring flower that comes in pink, purple, blue, and white. Hyacinths are a great choice for any flower garden, because it can grow in most soils with a multitude of flowers. The one downside is that its bulb can irritate your skin; therefore, it is a good idea to wear gloves when handling a hyacinth bulb.

Tulips are gorgeous flowers, unfortunately, they are also a favorite of animals as well. It is a good idea to plant the bulbs of tulips and daffodils together, because the daffodils will get rid of unwanted pests protecting the tulips. They come in every color of spring imaginable.

Delphiniums: A Summer Flower

Delphiniums are a beautiful and tall summer flower that enjoys the heat that June, July, and August bring.
Delphiniums are a beautiful and tall summer flower that enjoys the heat that June, July, and August bring. | Source

Flowers for Summer Garden

Summer flowers can endure the hot humid heat that causes spring flowers to wither away. The best thing about summer gardens is that they bring as much color as the spring growth does.

Cornflowers bring life to a wildflower summer garden. They stand tall and have a variety of colors that will remain through early autumn.

Delphiniums are a gorgeous tall bright purple, pink, and white flower. Due to their height, they make a great backdrop for any summer garden.

Gladiolas are another colorful choice, which have been hybridized for years. Therefore, they come in almost any color you would want to fill your garden with. Some of them are even two toned. As do most summer flowers, they need a lot of water. The dryness that often comes with the summer months, can dry out many summer flowers, which make them more high maintenance.

Dahlia: An Autumn Flower

Dahlia is a very beautiful fall flower.
Dahlia is a very beautiful fall flower. | Source

Fall Garden Ideas

There are very few flowers that strictly grow during autumn. Most fall flowers are resilient enough for the hot heat of summer, but also the cool weather that autumn brings. Some of the most common flowers that are known to last into the late autumn are asters, carnations, gerbera daisies, and the following:

Dahlias are a great choice for fall, because they last until the first frost. They grow best in full-sun, but are often eaten by many insects and slugs; therefore, it a good idea to plant other growth around it that might deter slugs and other insects.

Cosmos grow three to six feet tall blooming twice a year. They are resilient and survive in most climates. Once they bloom in the fall, they will last until the first frost.

Roses are another bush that blooms until the first frost. As long as you prune them well, they will flourish throughout the season. The great thing about roses is that there are many different kinds to choose from in a multitude of colors. The bushes need a lot of maintenance the first year, but after that, annual pruning will do wonders.

Snowflowers: Winter Flowers

These beautiful flowers endure the cold of winter.
These beautiful flowers endure the cold of winter. | Source

Winter Flowers for the Garden

When you think of winter flowers, you often think of indoor potted plants, but there are flowers that will grow outside in the winter regardless of the climate you live in. Some of the most common are crocus in the snow, Christmas rose, witch hazel, and glory of the snow as well as the following:

Snowdrop flowers are January's birth month flower and will often begin to grow at the end of winter right before spring comes. They usually precede daffodils and other summer flowers.

Winter Aconites are probably the easiest to grow in the winter, because they need very little grooming. These yellow beauties will bring color to the drab winter months.

Poinsettia flowers are often thought of as a Christmas flower due to its ability to flourish during the winter months. You can keep your flowers indoors, it will live the best in cooler temperatures like 65-70 degrees. Poinsettias do not like to be watered too much nor do they like a lot of sun. Choose a place where the sun is limited, and make sure the ground is only slightly moist, but not dry.

Asters: An Every Season Flower

Asters will bloom all year long.
Asters will bloom all year long. | Source

Garden for All Seasons

There are few flowers that can withstand the warm summer months and the cold that winter brings. Knowing which flowers can endure it all will allow you to decorate your garden all year long.

Asters last throughout the year. They attract butterflies, and are a great addition to any garden.

Chrysanthemums is one of the most common year-round flowers. They have thousands of species, which allows for a variety of colors. They are so popular that different colored chrysanthemums have different meanings and are often given as gifts to portray your feelings towards another: red means love, yellow means slighted love, white means loyal love.

Carnations are another great all season flower that also bring meaning from the giver. Their long stem makes them a great bouquet flower. Even if a carnation does not come in a particular shade, they can be colored to become the desired hue. Some of the most favored colors are pink (symbolizes mother's love), light red (admiration), dark red (deep love), and white (pure love).

There are many other flowers that flourish at different types of flowers. Here is a condensed list to help you organize and plan your year-round garden! Enjoy, and good luck planting!

What Season Would You Expect This Flower?

Flowers
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Appleblossom
X
 
 
 
Aster
 
X
X
 
Azaleas
X
 
 
 
Belladonna Lilly
X
X
 
 
Birds of Paradise
X
X
 
 
Begonia
X
 
 
 
Calla Lilly
X
 
 
 
Carnation
X
X
X
X
Chrysanthimum
X
X
X
X
Cornflower
 
X
 
 
Cosmos
X
X
X
 
Crocus of the Snow
 
 
 
X
Dahlia
X
X
 
 
Daffodil
X
 
 
 
Delphinium
 
X
X
 
Gardenia
X
 
 
 
Geranium
X
X
 
 
Gerberas
X
X
X
 
Gladiolas
 
X
X
 
Hyacinth
X
 
 
 
Hollyhock
X
 
 
 
Hydrangea
 
X
X
 
Impatiens
X
X
 
 
Iris
 
X
X
 
Jasmine
X
 
 
X
Junipers
 
 
X
 
Lavender
 
X
X
 
Lilacs
X
X
 
 
Marigolds
X
X
X
 
Magniloia
X
 
 
 
Orchid
X
X
X
 
Pansy
 
X
 
 
Peony
X
X
 
 
Poppy
X
 
X
 
Petunia
X
 
 
 
Poinsetta
 
 
 
X
Rose
X
 
X
 
Sunflowers
 
X
 
 
Sweetpea
 
X
X
 
Tulip
X
 
 
 
Tiger Lilly
X
 
 
 
Zinnia
X
 
 
 

© 2012 Angela Michelle Schultz

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      Kristen Howe 22 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Angela, lovely photos for this beautiful and useful hub. Very handy for those container gardeners like myself. Voted up!

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What beautiful pictures you have placed here. They made me feel fresh especially the Spring flowers.

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      in-memory 2 years ago from United States

      Lovely just lovely! Thank nature for giving us such wonderful creations. :)

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this hub, Angela. It comes handy to me for I´m looking for flowers that I still want to plant in my garden. Voted this up, shared in fb and pinned.

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love flowers and you have posted some of my favorites here. Your chart is very handy for those who need to know when to plant and how to grow them.

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 4 years ago from United States

      Chrissie, mine are still in bloom. They are supposed to last most the year.

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      chrissieklinger 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I thought gerber daisies were a spring flower. I just added the remains of mine to my compost pile, I should have waited, they may have rebloomed in the fall. Thanks for the nice chart!

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for the enjoyable information and pictures. There is nothing better than flowers to make your day :-)

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 4 years ago from United States

      I appreciate the praise carol and euro! Thanks!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I have to get my paints out especially the first photo....Great up and so interesting. I vote UP

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      Anastasia Kingsley 4 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      I love the photos, clear directions and A through Z layout. Another great Hub, Angela Michelle!

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