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Top 5 Flowers for Spring

By Lisa Tomita

 

The weather is getting warmer and the best way to brighten the atmosphere at home this Spring is with flowers.  These 5 plants look great in the garden and even better as cut flowers.

5. Sunflowers

Sunflowers come in many different varieties ranging in color and size. Geoff Nielsen, Director of Marketing at Boulevard Florist Wholesale Market in Lawndale California, said: “Most are easy to grow and last weeks in a vase.”

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4.  Ranunculus

Distinguishable by their multitude of petals, Ranunculus grow well in mild-winter climates, making it perfect for Southern California.

3. Matsumoto Asters

Developed in Japan; Matsumoto Asters grow quickly, with little care.  They come in a variety of colors, from yellow, blue, pink and red.

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2. Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera Daisies are quite possibly the cutest flower there is. Hardy, and easy to grow, “Gerbs” come in almost every color.

1. Alstroemeria

Commonly seen in arrangements in grocery stores, Alstroemerias come in a variety of colors and patterns.  “Literally the only color these flowers don’t come in is blue,” Nielsen said.  “And the best part is these flowers are popular with hummingbirds.”

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Top 5 Flowers for Spring and the accompanying photographs were submitted to the American Homes and Gardens Magazine Honorary Writer Program on March 14, 2013, by Lisa Tomita. Lisa is a Public Relations Intern at Boulevard Florist Wholesale Market, a family-owned flower and flower supply wholesaler in Lawndale, California. Boulevard Florist Wholesale Market is open seven days a week, from 7am to 7pm.
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