Garden, Flowers, Pots, & Seeds, Oh My! Tacoma Boys’ Guide to Spring Gardening
As we move through April and into May, it’s time to appreciate the beauty of spring gardening! The start of spring is on March 20— It’s a lovely time of year in which the Pacific Northwest is full of blooming flowers and growing plants. Many gardeners start ahead of time to get ready for spring gardening— That means planting seeds and starts, weeding, and otherwise preparing for plants to grow. While you can have fun gardening all year long, the majority of Pacific Northwest gardening tends to take place during the months of spring and summer.
Spring Gardening with Tacoma Boys
If you’re excited for a season of spring gardening, Tacoma Boys has everything you need to get started! From potted and hanging plants, to plant starters, to seeds, you can jump in on the fun of spring gardening with whatever plant you prefer. And as you tend to your seeds and starters and begin to watch your flowers grow, it will feel even more rewarding to enjoy the aesthetic of spring blooms!
Growing your own flowering plants also sets you up for success later in the season— You can prune and arrange the blooms to give as a gift for many different occasions, like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, or Passover! But if you lack a green thumb or prefer assorted bouquets, Tacoma Boys always has a selection of fresh blooms to choose from.
Local Flowers all Season Long
Decorating and planting local flowers is a beautiful way to enjoy the Pacific Northwest just a little extra. During the spring and summer months, local flowers are around just about every corner. Whether they’re spruced up in front yards as landscaping or arranged in bouquets, these flowers are a sign of spring! And there are so many different varieties of blooming flowers and decorative plants to choose from at Tacoma Boys. These different varieties are fit for the Washington spring and summer and grow in a variety of gorgeous seasonal colors like shades of yellow, red, purple, and blue.
Depending on the amount of sun a garden receives, these flowers of PNW bloom in the spring and early summer:
- Cherry blossoms
And in the later summer months, look out for these blooms:
If you’re not much of a gardener, these cut flowers are available in beautiful bouquets at Tacoma Boys throughout the season. It’s a great way to add a pop of color to your home without tending to living plants. Decorating with fresh cut local flowers is easy and low maintenance.
DIY Gardening Tips
There are a variety of ways to get started DIY gardening depending on your preference and yard. Tacoma Boys can help you decorate with potted plants, garden beds, decorative landscaping, and more! Select from an assortment of potted and hanging plants, flowering plants, greenery, and small indoor plants. You can also grab DIY gardening supplies like potting soil and concrete and ceramic pots. And with so many sizes and colors of pots to plant in, different flowering plants and greenery can be decorated to your liking. As you get started, you may want to consider some of these DIY gardening tips:
- Keep tools close by: Like gloves, shears, shovels, and weeding tools. This helps when it actually comes time to use these tools! No need to run to the shed or garage.
- Start small: With just a few plants. As you learn and tend to those plants, add more if you’d like.
- Remember the sun: Depending on the amount of shade certain areas of the yard receives, certain plants are preferable to start with.
- Watch out for pests: While you may be excited about your green plants or growing lettuces, nearby animals might be excited too! Deer, rabbits, and smaller pests like slugs and aphids are common pests around the Pacific Northwest.
If you’re getting ready to sow seeds for later this summer or for the cooler months, there are so many to choose from! Dozens of Ed Hume Seeds are available, including for produce like Baby Spinach, Heirloom Tomatoes, Varieties of Squash, and Peas. Seeds for flowers and other decorative plants include Forget-Me-Nots, California Poppies, Pansies, Daisies, Marigolds, Geranium, and Lavender.
Decorating with these flowers, fruits and vegetables is extra special because you get to enjoy the harvest down the line! That’s why gardening and tending to plants can be so rewarding as well as aesthetically pleasing. To stay up to date on insider deals and specials, sign up for Tacoma Boys’ text list. Just text (253) 246-1661 to tell Paul you want to be on the list!