There is nothing that compares to the uplifting look of spring flowers after a dark, cold, and wet winter. Spring is the annual beginning of flower growth. With the showery weather and longer days, flowers have more sunlight and warmth to develop. Spring flowers can bloom and potentially last for up to several months. When planting within this beginning season, selecting the right flowers to grow in your garden is vital. By planting at the right time, you can gain the full spring look that you may want to acquire. With full bloom flowers and a variety of ravishing choices, this article will enable you to optimise your spring gardening opportunities. To begin with, this article of our top 7 flowers to plant and grow within the spring, for the best start to a gardening year
Daffodils are essential for a spring look. Without this cheery yellow flower, that bloom from early to late spring, is the space between shrubs or the border of a plant bed complete? Daffodils are resilient and flourish in even the harshest of conditions, but that’s not their only perk. There is a large range of Daffodils. However, the most common Daffodil is a Narcissus. If you are an absolute Daffodil lover you can purchase other types such as the: ‘Petit Four’, ‘Red Devon’ and the ‘New Baby’ Daffodil to see this gorgeous flower for the whole of the spring season.
In the language of flowers, the word Crocus alone means cheerfulness. Therefore, this flower is an aesthetically pleasing addition to a garden beginning to thrive. Crocuses are tall flowers that range between 20-30 cm (8-12 in) in height. With their pretty purple or organic orange petals, they are hard to miss. However, crocuses like to be planted in an open and sunny position. Therefore, they would not reach their full potential in a crowded plant pot. Crocuses bloom during the early spring, as a result of being planted during the winter season. Meaning that they offer a good commencing splash of colour during spring. Meanwhile, the other flowers prepare to bloom to create a collage of what the sensational season of spring has to offer.
This plant with bright yellow flowers is hard to miss within a garden. The Forsythia flourishes on its own, in a plant pot or flower bed. It does not require a lot of attention and it doesn’t need to be in a certain spot. This plant grows from 60-300 cm (24-120In) depending on the location it is being grown. After a couple of years of using this vibrant plant as decoration, it can be used as a hedge. Forsythias are not fussy and yet they produce a breathtaking sea of small yellow flowers. This plant blooms between January (in a Californian climate) and April (the cooler midwestern and northern climate). If you are struggling to fill a plant bed and want an annual flowering plant, during spring, then Forsythia is for you. Along with Daffodils, it adds a lovely shade of yellow to your garden. This creates a feeling of warmth and the increase of sunny days to come, as spring stretches away from winter and towards the summer.
They may be some of the most common spring flowers but they are certainly some of the most eyecatching and glorious spring flowers that nature has to offer. Hence the reason that they are the third most popular flower in the world. Tulips offer a variety of bright colours including ruby reds, opulent oranges, youthful yellows, perfect purples and pretty pink. Such bunches of joy! Tulips are best planted on the borders of plant beds or in pots to gain the maximum amount of sun possible. This allows them to grow from 10-70cm (4-28in), and to remain a wonderful flower that is constantly visible and enjoyable. Furthermore, there are also thousands of varieties of tulips so there is a tulip out there for everyone! The Tulip may be the national flower of the Netherlands, but make it a flower of your gardening land as well.
As well as being a beautiful petit and decorative flower, Pansies make a delightful addition to desserts. They decorate more than just a garden, they decorate food as well. The best bit is they actually have a good flavour and most pansies do not even have a scent. For the few that do, it is said that they have a pleasant odour. Pansies come in three basic patterns however that does not take away from the pinch of colour they add. They are perfect for pots, containers, and decoration in a flowerbed as they provide good ground cover. Pansies can recover from a frost, this is unique as not every other flower has this ability. However, they only bloom from April-June. These pretty pansies grow up to 23cm (9in). These little flowers pack a punch of colours with their combinations of indigo, violet, blue, yellow, white and red petals.
These small British native flowers are one of the most well-loved spring flowers. Their petals consist of a pale yellow and white colour, making them unique, however still a common spring colour. Unlike other springtime flowers, primroses flourish in shady areas. This makes them perfect for brightening up any shady areas of a garden. These flowers ensure that at any destination of your garden there can be a splash of colour. Primroses are well adapted and hardy, making them an easy flower to nurture to preferable perfection. These British beauties grow during early spring introducing lovely, casual spring colours from the get-go.
The perfect introduction to summer from spring. As the seasons’ transfer, the beautiful colours of Foxgloves also do. As early spring flowers lose their petals these magnificent flowers just begin to thrive. They have unique petals that are traditionally a purple/pink colour. however, they are tubular. Foxgloves prefer full sun or light shade/ this enables them to grow to the large size of 60-150cm (24-60in). Due to this, foxgloves are best grown in a large garden patch with a great diameter, allowing for them to branch out. As a spring flower, foxgloves are a great source of pollen that bees rely on. Due to the Foxgloves characteristics, it creates a perfect attraction, perch and collection for bees to use. They are a divine combination of beauty and purpose.