10 Flowers to Plant for Spring Blooms

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Spring is so close I can smell it! Spring is the season when life is renewed. Soon we will  see some colors and green, the birds will be chirping and animals and people will be coming out of hibernation from the long winter.

If you are anything like me you are anxious to get your garden started again. As warmer days will slowly come, so will spring flowers. Below are 10 flowers that bloom in the spring months that you can plant while we still have cool days/nights. What other spring flowers do you plant in your gardens during the months of March, April and May?

Lily of the Valley

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This perennial thrives in damp and shady areas. The plant stays green throughout the summer. When the flowers bloom they have a strong perfume scent.

Crocus

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These perennial bulbs are the earliest flowers to come up in the spring. Sometimes they will pop up as early as late February. Many people plant these in rock gardens or lawns. At my house they have somehow appeared in the lawn without us planting them there and they do grow wild.

Pansy

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Pansy flowers are an annual plant that prefers the cool weather, however if you continue to deadhead these flowers they will bloom for the entire summer and will continue to bloom into the fall. Make sure to plant them in a spot that doesn’t have constant sun. These are really good for containers gardens too.  Last summer mine lasted from April till the end of October.

Creeping Phlox

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This perennial plant will create a carpet of color on the bed of your garden in the spring. The small flowers can range in a variety of pinks, purples, blues and whites. After the flowers bloom the plant stays green throughout the rest of the summer. If you are looking to cover a large space this flower is great for that as it will spread.

Oriental Poppy

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Poppy flowers bloom in late spring. They are beautiful when they bloom, however they do not last long, so make sure to plant other plants near them to fill in the area after they go dormant the rest of the year.

Iris

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Iris come in a variety of different colors, however the one that most people have is the purple shades. They are perennial plants and they usually bloom towards the end of spring. In my home state (Connecticut) they bloom usually mid-May. They are taller and will spread. They like full sun.


Daffodils

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You know it is spring when the daffodils start blooming. These flowers are perennial bulbs. They come in colors of yellow or white. They enjoy full sun.

Tulips

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Tulips are another flower that screams spring. Tulips come in a variety of colors. They are perennial bulbs that like the Daffodil enjoy full sun.

Gypsophila- Baby’s Breath

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This perennial flower blooms in late spring. It is known as a filler plant that is used as a border flower. These flowers are great to cut dry out.

Forsythia

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These are shrubs that stay green all summer, however in the spring they have bright yellow flowers that remind me of spring and Easter. These shrubs can grow in your garden, yard and they also grow in the wild.


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6 Comments

  1. Wish of these might grow best in a pot outdoors? My outdoor area is all rock and concrete that receives morning sun.

    1. You can grow some of these in pots. Pansies are great for growing in a pot.

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