The rose has a long history in gardens and in literature. There are a number of expressions that use the rose as a metaphor. "A bed of roses" refers to the Sybarites who were able to enjoy the luxury of sleeping on mattresses filled with rose petals. The common Latin phrase sub rosa (under the rose), meaning in strict confidence, refers to the use of the rose as a symbol of secrecy. Roses were carved in the ceilings of Roman dining rooms and over 16th-century church confessionals, in both cases to remind those under it (sub rosa) that anything said there was not for publication.
Most flowers are available to us throughout the year. But some flowers are seasonal. Each season offers its own flowers. But why do you need to know this information? Well, if you are planning a wedding on a particular season, it is good to know what type of flowers are readily available.
Let's start with spring flowers...
One of the popular spring flowers is the Narcissus or dafodil. The flowers consist of two parts, the petals and the cup. They come in green, red, yellow, white, pink, orange and plus several others. Narcissus come in many colors such as yellow, white, orange and pink. They also have many varieties like the large trumpet, large cup and the small cup.
Its spring and those flowers with the “happy faces”, pansies, are in season. Did you know that they’re perennials and they will handle both the early and late frosts? Start your garden early. Pansies are the first flowers that can be planted.
5 Reasons to Plant Pansies this Spring:
• They’re great for beginners
• Offer many varieties and colors
• Produce wonderful color in cool seasons
• Some have a sweet fragrance
• Great for containers and flowerbeds
You can make your garden really stand out by using intense eye-grabbing combinations of plants that look good over a long period of time. If you want lots of color in your garden, but have a small budget, read on.
The plants listed below are the ones that have thrived and provided lots of color for their price. They may be some of the best investments you can make for your own colorful garden.
But first, a tip: opt for double-duty plants. Flowering plants are often picked for the color of their blooms alone; for your garden, you should demand more. Why not enjoy the leaf color, the texture and the shape of the whole plant while you wait for the blooms?