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It’s All About the Journey… “Tip Toe Through The Tulips”

After the monochromatic tones of winter – shades of white and gray (& slush!), nothing’s better than the cheerfulness of spring flowers.  If you didn’t remember to plant your tulip and daffodil bulbs last fall, don’t worry. There are plenty of hardy plants just waiting to cheer you up!

Crocuses

crocuses

Nothing announces the beginning of spring like crocuses! One of the first flowers to “spring up” announcing the departure of winter with their lovely pink, purple, yellow, or white petals. They do well in full sun and well-drained soil and grow up to 6 inches tall and wide.

Pansies

pansies

Cool weather is just what pansies prefer. An easy to grow annual – it’s one of the best flowers to plant in spring for early-season containers and window boxes, relishing the variety in bloom color as much as their cheery uplifted petals. They do best in sun or part shade with moist, well-drained soil.  They usually grow 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

Hellebores

hellebore

Also known as a Lenten rose or Christmas rose, hellebores produce spring flowers of delicate beauty and surprising resilience. In warmer climates, it may even tolerate light frosts, making it one of the best flowers to plant in spring. For unusual flowers, see if you can find the double-bloom varieties. They grow best in shade and moist, well-drained soil. They can grow as tall as 12 inches and spread to 18 inches in width.

Bloodroot

bloodroot

A spring perennial flower which and make its appearance as early as March, shooting up white flowers that last until late spring. It’s one of the best flowers to plant in spring and a good fit for either a shaded or woodland garden. These delicate beauties prefer shade and moist, well-drained soil and are petitie at 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

Snowdrop Anemone

snowdrop anemone

Both fragrant and festive, the bright clusters of snowdrop anemone are happiest in slight shade. The beauties have an added bonus – the plant may put on a second bloom show in the garden once cooler fall temperatures arrive. Another gentle bloom measuring up to 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

 

The market is in full bloom as well, so feel free to give a call!

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