Fall-to-Spring Floral Success

Garden Variety Ideas

written by matthew brady

In many parts of the country, people are already enjoying the seasonal explosion of colors found in nature. Use that fall inspiration to help you choose which flowers (and colors) to plant!

Much like the combination of red, orange, and yellow leaves creates a uniquely autumnal color symphony, the whites, yellows, blues, pinks, and purples of spring blooms can shout to the world that spring has arrived.

Here are just a few types of bulbs to consider planting now for your spring garden.

  • Crocus
    This flower grows in a variety of colors and is one of spring’s earliest arrivers, so if you want to see spring sooner, opt for this perennial.

  • Daffodil
    Plant bulbs of this well-loved variety to make your yard the brightest shade of white, yellow, or orange on the block come spring.

  • Iris/Dwarf Iris
    These flowers are known for their darker colors like purple and blue, as well as striking markings. The smaller versions bloom earlier in spring and tall ones in early summer.

  • Hyacinth
    An aromatic flower also known for its unique periwinkle color, it comes in white and pink, among other colors.

  • Snowdrop
    These white and green early-spring bloomers do best in partial shade but not in warm-winter climates. Plant the giant bulb type for these lovely flowers to bloom in full this spring.

  • Tulip
    Perhaps the essential spring flower, tulips come in various sizes and colors. Darwin is a bulb you’ll want to plant if you want the biggest pop.

Help friends and family plan for spring flowers with these bulb suggestions.

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