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Best Plants for Spring

Spring has sprung! Florida gardeners can grow plants and vegetables year-round, but spring is the time when warm weather returns, temperatures have not reached their hottest and everything restarts its growing season.

Some great summer annuals that can be planted in the spring are caladium, which requires full to partial shade; salvia, which is more partial shade to partial sun; and gerber daisies, which also like part shade to part sun and fair best in spring through early summer. Summer plants that do well in full to partial sun are zinnia, wax begonia, ornamental cabbage, portulaca, gazania daisy and gaillardia – a nice blanket flower that will reseed.

If you are thinking vegetable garden, warm season vegetables that will produce through mid-June or longer are bush and pole beans, corn, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, melons, peppers, yellow squash, zucchini and tomatoes. To extend the tomato growing season a bit, you may want to try heat resistant varieties. Basil, dill, fennel, marjoram, tarragon, oregano and parsley are great for an herb garden. Rosemary is particularly terrific because it is a year-round plant, is fragrant and can look nice in landscaping.

Spring on over to Edgewater Yard Shop for a wide variety of landscaping supplies to help with your spring planting endeavor. Edgewater Yard Shop carries top quality mulches, soils, sandstone and edging materials. From planting soil, to clean fill dirt, to peat moss, paver base and top soil, washed shell, limestone, salt and pepper granite and river rock, we have it all! Edgewater Yard Shop has proudly served the landscaping needs of East Central Florida for over 20 years.