It’s finally beginning to feel like Spring. There is a touch green on the trees and colorful flowers are beginning to emerge, here in central Arkansas. Did you know that some flowers need to be planted each spring, while others pop up all by themselves year after year? Some of them are annual plants and some are perennial plants. A good way to remember the difference is to think of the P in perennial as P in permanent.
Annual plants and flowers last only one year. They grow from seed, bloom, produce seeds and die in one growing season and then need to be replanted each spring. They are a favorite of gardeners because they provide beautiful colors and bloom for a long time, usually from spring through fall. Some favorite annuals are zinnias, petunias and marigolds.
Perennial plants blooms return year after year, but the blooms do not last long on many of them. Some favorite perennials are the iris, lily and roses. A favorite of ours is The Rose of Sharon. It flowers in late summer to fall when few other shrubs are in bloom and it’s flower colors include blue, pink, red, lavender, purple, and white
A fresh Spring fashion trend we love is dressing and accessorizing with floral prints inspired by nature. They give women and girls a delicate feminine look. There are endless possibilities in color combinations and patterns with floral designs in fabrics. A favorite floral color combination of ours is a fun simple style with contrasting purple and yellow, as shown here on our featured purse. Have fun and dress your purse in florals.