Spring has sprung and it’s finally time to put your green gloves on and plant a garden of spring flowers. The only problem: knowing which flowers are right for the season. It can be difficult to choose the perfect flowers for your garden and watch them bloom for the spring. If you are new to the gardening world or, perhaps, you just want to learn about the various flowers for spring, here is a list of some you might not be familiar with.
Perfect for beginners, ephemeral flowers are short-lived, pest-free, don’t need fertilizer, and disease-free. With so many benefits and little work required, if you’re looking for a garden of beautiful flowers, your options are endless.
You will find that ephemeral plants thrive off of an abundance of sunlight or light shade and are nourished through well-drained soil. Easy to grow, if you’re looking for a garden of spring flowers without having expertise in gardening, these are the perfect starter plants.
The first flower on the list is an oriental poppy. These plants are gorgeous with vibrant colors and captivating crepe-paper flowers. If you’re looking to create a captivating garden, this is the perfect choice. Once flowered, don’t be surprised if you notice the Oriental poppy folding up. They remain dormant until fall. Upon fall, new foliage appears.
Another great choice is fawn lilies. These flowers are classic and sophisticated. Described as luscious and beautiful, these lilies are perfect for the spring season. With leaves mottled like a fawn, you’ll enjoy watching these flowers bloom in your very own garden.
With poise and elegance, the Chinese hellebore is unique and breath taking. With nodding pink flowers, your spring garden will be colorful without an overwhelming tone. The Chinese hellebore has a unique growth requirement. In the summer, it needs dry soil so that the leaves can fall and be ready to bloom in the spring.
The pasque flower is geographical in requirements. Because they require wetness, if you live in a region with humid and hot summers, this flower is probably not your best choice.
The European wood anemone is perfect for the spring season. If your garden is near trees, you’ll love watching these flowers bloom. With success in humus-rich soil, the European wood anemone enjoys moisture during the winter and spring, but doesn’t require any moisture in the summer.
Trilliums are colorful and unique in their shape and design. Ranging from the coast trillium and the bloody butcher, purple trillium, to the yellow trillium, growing trilliums yields a beautiful garden.
There are so many beautiful wildflowers for your garden to succeed with little maintenance. If you are new to gardening, research the flowers you are interested in growing and speak with experts at your local nursery. Flowers like the fawn lily and the trillium cannot be collected from the wild. Make sure the nursery you shop has nursery-propagated flowers. With so many choices, you’re bound to have a beautiful, colorful, spring garden.