Five Spring Flower Suggestions for Your Garden

Spring is the best time of year for many gardeners – the winter gloom is gone and it’s time to get some real work done in the garden. What better company for the warmer days ahead than a whole plethora of spring blooms? Here are five of our favorite spring blooms – which include not just spring staples but also some surprisingly unusual selections. Enjoy!

Snowdrop Anemone

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Festive clusters of snowdrop anemone work well even in a spring garden that’s slightly shaded. Snowdrop anemones also tend to enjoy cooler temperatures and may put on a second bloom in the fall. They can grow up to six inches tall and twelve inches wide, and thrive in full sun or part shade, and in moist well-drained soil.

Crocus

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Crocuses are one of the best flowers to plant in spring, as they burst out into full bloom in lovely shades of pink, purple, yellow, or white petals. Planted from corms, crocuses also range in size from delicate blooms to more showy versions. They can grow up to six inches tall and six inches wide, and thrive in full sun and well-drained soil.

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Tulip

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With innate cheerfulness and beauty, tulips are one of the best flowers to plant in spring. Tulips are beautiful in a variety of garden settings — from formal gardens to more casual settings. And there’s a tulip for every gardener, from miniature dwarf specimens to extravagant large blooms. They can grow up to twenty four inches tall and twelve inches wide, and thrive in full sun and well-drained soil.

Puschkinia

Credit: Shihmei Barger / flickr.com

Credit: Shihmei Barger / flickr.com

Puschkinia are so unique in that they produce striped flowers that offer surprising color variations. Tall foliage stalks make these a good companion to lower spring growers such as crocus and one of the best flowers to plant in spring. They can grow up to eight inches tall and six inches wide, and thrive in sun or part shade, and moist well-drained soil.

Mock Orange

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The delicate blooms of sweet mock orange belie its easy-growing nature. After planting it, you hardly have to do a thing to this compact shrub! In addition to pretty white flowers, the plant supplies an intoxicating fragrance. They can grow up to thirty six inches tall and thirty six inches wide, and thrive in full sun and moist well-drained soil.

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