Spring has sprung, and what better way is there to celebrate than by enjoying your gorgeous flower garden? If that garden is looking less than vibrant, now is the perfect time to spice it up and add to your home's look with some new flowers.
No matter what your color preferences and size constraints are, you can find a great spring bloom or two to add. Check out these great flowers to plant in spring.
1. Yellow Trilliums
Is there any color that yells "spring" as loudly as yellow? We think not.
Yellow trillium has a distinct shape, similar to an upright cylinder. They can add a unique look to your garden.
Keep in mind, though, that trilliums are strictly springtime flowers. The blooms start to fade in June.
An iris is one of those oldies that's still a classic in spring gardens. Their beautiful ruffled edges bring texture to any garden.
Irises come in a wide range of colors, so pick your favorites. Keep in mind that they bloom later in spring so you can plant them now and watch them flourish over the next month.
Is there any more classic springtime flower than a tulip? Like irises, tulips come in a variety of colors so you can find the perfect one to complement your garden.
You may not realize, though, that tulips come in many heights and sizes too. Make sure the variety of tulips you plant won't get lost in your garden or overpower your other flowers.
No discussion of spring flowers is complete without a mention of pansies. Whether you opt for a single color or a flat of various colors, they're an easy way to fill in any garden.
Now is the time to plant them, though. Pansies flourish in the cool weather of early spring, so plant yours before the weather heats up.
5. Grape Hyacinths
If you're looking for a more unique addition to your garden this year, look no further than grape hyacinth.
This plant features rounded blue flowers that grow in clusters. In fact, they look like bunches of grapes. They stand tall and upright, making them a great way to add height to your garden.
Bloodroot flowers get their name from the thick red liquid that comes out if you cut open their roots. The flowers, however, feature beautiful white petals.
These flowers have the added bonus of being perennial plants. This means that while they lie dormant during the winter, they survive and bloom year after year.
True to their name, bluestars look like tiny starfish. They're a light blue color, allowing them to complement and mellow out a brightly colored garden.
Bluestars are small flowers that grow in clusters. This makes them a great way to fill in gaps in your garden as well as add a new texture to the mix.
Get Started with These Flowers to Plant in Spring
There's no shortage of options for flowers to plant in spring. The trick is finding the flowers that best fit your personal style and complement your home's look.
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