Hello and welcome to the spring garden! My favorite season in the garden is spring, with its wonderful exuberance of shapes, colors and textures that is especially welcome after the challenges of winter. For spring blossoms I rely on trees and shrubs, carpeted beneath by perennial bulbs.
The photos below are roughly in their order of bloom, spanning the end of February through the end of March.
|Crocus sp. I have only spring blooming crocuses, but there are several species that bloom in autumn.|
|Pieris japonica (often called Andromeda)|
|Acer palmatum (Japanese maple — no flowers but pretty red leaves in both spring and fall)|
I didn't get to take as many photos of the garden this spring as I would have liked, and totally missed the blooming dogwoods and the earliest azaleas. To see them in other years, you might like to check out Flowering Shrubs in the Garden, Early Spring Flowers, or The Spring Garden Unfolds.
For reliable spring color in the garden, choose flowering trees, shrubs and perennial bulbs. You will enjoy the results!