The best gardens provide plenty of blooms to enjoy all year long, from early spring to the first frost of winter. Achieving this goal takes a bit of planning. You need plants that bloom in early spring, late spring, early summer, late summer, and even through the fall. A combination of perennials, annuals, and container plants can help you reach this goal. Plus, you’ll need to know which species do best in your region and the amount of sunlight your garden receives. However, there are a few suggestions that do well in most regions in particular seasons. If you’re looking for some spring flowers to liven up your garden from the first thaw, you’ve come to the right place.
How to Choose Flowers for An All-Season Garden
More thought goes into a garden than just picking pretty flowers and planting them. To create a truly spectacular garden that you can enjoy for as long throughout the year as possible, you want to ensure that you have a variety of flowers that bloom throughout the entire growing season, from the last snowfall to the first icy frost.
Of course, you must pay attention to the types of species that do best in your region and choose native species whenever you can for the best results. However, there are some suggestions of seasonal plants to give you an idea of the right plants to pick for each season. For example, spring flowers include daffodils, tulips, and crocuses. Plants such as coneflowers, zinnias, and black-eyed Susan bloom mid-summer. Fall plants include mums, asters, and flowering cabbage.
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Top 10 Spring Flowers
If you’re looking for some flowers that bloom in early spring to add to your all-season garden, we gathered up ten beautiful flowers that will fit the bill. Here are ten spring flowers to add to your garden:
Daffodils are perhaps the brightest and cheeriest flower of spring. They are typically a showy yellow or white with six petals and a trumpet-shaped center. Their bulbs are best planted in the fall before the ground freezes.
Pansies look so happy, it’s almost like they give you a smile as you walk past. They come in a wide array of colors, including blue, orange, pink, purple, red, white, and yellow, and provide a fresh, sweet fragrance.
Named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow, irises bring color to the garden all spring long. They come in a rainbow of colors and bloom from early spring through summer, with dwarf varieties blooming earlier and taller bearded varieties blooming late spring.
Tulips are one of the first flowers to emerge from the ground in late winter or early spring. They feature bright, jewel colors in virtually every color of the rainbow, including multicolor, orange, pink, purple, red, white, and yellow.
Lilies of the valley are one of the most fragrant plants and feature a beautiful bell-like shape in snow white. They smell sweet and fresh, with a hint of lemon that’s quintessential spring.
The sight of snowdrop flowers poking through the snow is one of the first signs that spring is near. It’s one of the earliest blooming flowers, with small, bell-shaped, and fragrant blooms that make a great addition to any garden.
One of the sweetest scents of spring is the scent of hyacinths in bloom. These flowers feature an intense fragrance with bright, blooms in white, blue, purple, pink, or red and bloom in mid-spring.
Contrary to many of the flowers on this list, lilacs grow on bushes rather than from bulbs. Bushes can grow 12 to 15 feet tall and produce a multitude of blooms for a short time period in the spring.
Peony bushes feature stunning blooms that can reach up to ten inches in diameter. They come in every color except blue and have a sweet fragrance that’s unmistakable. The plants are hearty too, with lifespans of up to 100 years.
Camellia bushes produce lovely waxen flowers that are a symbol of southern elegance. These flowers are especially popular in the south because they can’t handle very cold winters.
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