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Spring Flower Guide: 12 Varieties to Spruce Up Your Yard

Last updated on April 9th, 2018 at 01:51 pm

One surefire signs of spring are flowers and gardens. Whether you’re new to gardening, or just don’t have the greenest thumb on the block, try this list of 12 spring flowers to plant this spring and read tips on how to make them thrive. You don’t even need a yard to make these work as many of these varieties work well indoors, too. 

  1. Wildflowers. The actual definition of “wildflower” means, “not intentionally seeded or planted.” How much easier could these natural beauties get?
  2. Hyacinths. These flowers will forever make me think of spring and they’re pretty much everywhere this time of year. They smell amazing and have survived my harsh apartment quite well for the past few years.
  3. Dahlias. There’s something about these blooms that makes me swoon. Their flowers can be as small as two inches across or as big as one foot! Pair that with their bright colors and you’ll feel like Alice in Wonderland in no time.
  4. Daisies. He loves me, he loves me not… Daisies are quite the classic flower and it helps that they’re easy to grow and maintain. The best part? These work great in the yard or in a pot indoors.
  5. Gladioli. These flowering beasts are among my favorites! The colors on these blooming stalks are varied and intricate and some can reach five feet high. Plus, you can play mad scientist by planting two different colors next to each other one year and seeing how they mix the following year.
  6. Baby’s Breath. Just bouquet filler? I think not. These creeping flowers are stunning and whimsical. If you haven’t seen baby’s breath in its natural state you are definitely missing out!
  7. Butterfly Bush. Here’s another flowering wonder that makes me sigh dreamily. The bunches of blossoms on this bush attract butterflies and hummingbirds with its fruity scent.
  8. Hydrangeas. This is one tough shrub and that’s why I love it. I also delight in its variety of colors. The color of its blooms are determined based on the pH levels in the soil. That means one shrub could showcase several colors. Pretty neat, right?
  9. Lilies. A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. That sums up lilies in a nutshell. They fit in well in a natural setting but their exotic look makes these flowers very versatile. They also work well in the ground and in a planter indoors!
  10.  Peonies. I grew up with these lining the long drive leading up to the house. They’re really gorgeous plants. The blooms are fluffy and fragrant but majestic at the same time. When the flowers aren’t in bloom the dark green foliage of the plant will provide a nice contrast.
  11.  Forsythias. Pretty blooms at the end of stems are great but the forsythia shakes things up in the garden. This shrub has small flowers along each branch which makes it dense and great for creating fences or borders.
  12.  Herbs. Many herb gardens start small with a pot of basil on the window sill. Taking your herb garden outside (if you can) gives them room to breathe and adds some pizzazz that some blooming beauties just can’t provide. Research what works best for you and plant away! 

Before you go crazy at the nearest garden center, check your location on the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Knowing your zone will help you pick plants that are ideal for your location. If you have a car or home policy from Plymouth Rock, chances are that you live in a cooler climate.

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