Spring has sprung and it is the perfect time to add some natural color to your home or property! Adding native plants, shrubs, and trees to your landscaping is an excellent choice for many reasons. Not only does it significantly add to the curb appeal but it can also help the environment and local wildlife!
If you own a vacation rental, the idea of additional lawn care to worry about may seem stressful – that’s why we’ve rounded up some beautiful and low-maintenance flowers and shrubs you can add to your home that bode wonderfully in our warm, coastal climate of Anna Maria Island and only make your home even more lovely and inviting.
We heart Caladiums! Caladiums’ dramatic, heart-shaped leaves lend a tropical flair to landscapes and containers. Place them in full sun to partial shade. Planting is best between February to May. Search for selections in varying patterns with white, pink, red, or burgundy.
You can’t go wrong planting low-maintenance pentas in your yard. One of the easiest flowers to grow in Florida, pentas bloom nonstop, producing bright clusters of colorful flowers. They’re not just intriguing for the human eye but also irresistible to butterflies.
Also called Blue Daze, Evolvulus is a groundcover that offers charming sky-blue flowers. It blooms nonstop! One quality that makes Evolvulus such a good choice for Florida gardens is that it is drought tolerant and tolerant of salty conditions, making it an excellent choice for coastal gardens. It rarely needs watering outside of natural rainfall! A low-maintenance garden dream.
Take a walk on the wild side with some Coreopsis. Florida’s official state wildflower, Coreopsis, is bright, gorgeous, and a butterfly-magnet. No matter what variety of Coreopsis you grow, it is likely to be a butterfly magnet! It’s also drought-tolerant, as well and can make any garden feel like a wildflower meadow.
Blue Salvia is native to the Southwest United States, but like many variations of Salvias, does well for us here in Florida. It features spires of violet-purple or white flowers and is a favorite of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It’s also a top choice for low-maintenance landscapes and container gardens and planters.
Those are just a few of our favorite low-maintenance flowers that we will be planting here at our Paradise this Spring. They jazz up any home or property’s landscaping! Consider adding these perfect colorful addition to your home with plants that thrive on the warm, coastal areas of Anna Maria Island and the Gulf Coast of Florida! Of course, we can always recommend a great local lawn care and landscaping company to help you with your Spring sprucing up ventures!