At Lazy Susan we love gardening, it’s one of the reasons we started Lazy Susan. And plant-wise, when it comes to our favorite season, you simply can’t beat springtime. Many different species of spring flowers grow from bulbs and gardeners and flower lovers alike can often overlook some of the minor bulbs in favor of the more popular bulbs such as Daffodils, Tulips, and Hyacinths that bloom a little later in the season.
At Lazy Susan we’ve conducted a quick survey in the office and our green-fingered team have identified their top spring flowers:
Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria Majalis)
This pretty little flower is made up of pink or white clusters of bell shaped flowers. Lily-of-the-valley emerges from a root section called a rhizome or pip, grows 6-10 inches tall, and blooms late in the spring. They do best when planted in a partially shaded location in moist, acid soil. These spring flowers grow quickly and the dense growth makes an excellent ground cover that will naturalize easily in colder climates. The sweet fragrance of this low-care plant makes it the natural choice for your spring garden.
Winter Aconite (Eranthis Hyemalis)
This is a little yellow flower that’s approximately three inches in height and resembles a common buttercup. These particular bulbs may begin to flower as early as January if you live in a warmer area and you will get the best results if you plant them in large groups as they grow low to the ground.
Glory Of The Snow (Chionodoxa Luciliare)
Features a bright blue flower with a white center. The plants will grow between six and ten inches tall, making this particular plant very handy for walkways, borders, and rock gardens. You may also be able to find white/pink varieties depending on the area in which you live.
Spring Snowflake (Leucojum Vernum)
This plant gives you beautiful little bell-shaped flowers that droop from the green part of the plant. These plants will be six to twelve inches in height and are white in color with small green spots on the ends of the petals. You will get the best results if you plant them in groups and you can expect to see them bloom in late February to early March. As with any other springtime bulb, they are best planted in the fall but you can plant in the mid to late winter if you purchase potted bulbs that have already begun to grow.
Netted Iris (Iris Reticulate)
These are wonderfully scented and are most commonly found in purple, although you can also find light blue and white irises in many areas. Irises are one of the earliest blooming plants and you can expect a beautiful display of flowers in early March. As with any other type of bulb, after several growing seasons you will have to thin the bulbs from time to time, as they tend to reproduce rapidly and could actually begin to stunt the growth of the plants due to over-crowding.
Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus Asiaticus)
Straight from the Land of Oz… These plants are bright and lively. It blooms in the late spring and well into early summer. This Persian Buttercup grows around 12-24 inches tall and comes in a rainbow of colors. Grown from a tuberous root, this plant performs best in full sun or light shade.
How could we miss it off the list? The Daffodil is synonymous with the word spring. This stunning flower blooms early to mid-spring depending on the variety. They come in creamy white, bi-color, and all imaginable shades of yellow and gold. Daffodils will grow up to 18 inches tall, are incredibly easy to maintain, naturalize easily, and can be grown indoors and out. Plant in full sun or light shade. They really are a gardener’s best friends.
So take a moment and enjoy the multitude of colors that spring flowers can bring to your garden. And if you disagree with our choices, or if you think we’ve missed any springtime ‘superstars’, then please let us know via the comment form below.
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