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As a personal lines insurance agent, we help many people protect their house. But we also want to help your house be a home. 

We were reminded this Easter weekend summer is right around the corner. We are having a gorgeous spring, although we still need rain! But it's now the time of year to think about planting in your flower beds. The following infographic hopes to give you some ideas of flowers that grow well in Colorado, where to plant them, and their color options. You can brighten up your entire flower beds right here!

Links for further reading on caring for each type of flower can be found below!

 

Print off a copy for yourself!


Bulbs - In Colorado, common bulbs like tulips and daffodils need to be planted in the fall for spring blooms. Some bulbs can be planted in the spring for summer brilliance. It is best to plant spring bulbs in mid may or after the last frost of the season. 

Begonias
Calla Lillies
Canna Lillies
Dahlias
Gladiolus
Elephant Ears


Annuals - Who gets confused with the differences between annuals and perennials? To help me remember, I have to say, plant ANNUALS ANNUALLY. Meaning annuals have only one life cycle and must be replanted every year. Typically plant annuals after the last frost or during the rainy season.

  Lantana
Painted Daisy
Black Eyed Susan
Scaveolas
Verbena
Impatiens


Perennials - Perennials have life cycles that come back year to year. Our state flower, the Columbine, is a perennial. Debbie once told me that she has many Columbines in her flower beds but every year when they come back, they also multiply! Plant perennials well after the last threat of frost or in the rainy season. 

Columbine
Prarie Coneflower
Blue Flax
Russian Sage
Coral Bells
Foxglove



 

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