You may mostly think of annual flower plants when considering plants that bloom in spring. However, a wide variety of bulbs and perennials will grace you with spring blooms, when planted in your yard. It's true, annual flowers bloom the longest through the spring and summer--but perennial blooms and many flower bulbs come back year after year, with no need for replanting or reseeding.
Annuals are probably the most loved spring blooming plants. Their colors and blooming period, for the most part, are superior to any other type of plant. Begonias are a well-known and popular annual. There are two types, regular and small. The smaller ones are perfect for edgings. They come in many colors through the creation of hybrids. In a few warmer climates they are considered perennials. Geraniums, petunias, impatiens, cosmos, marigolds, morning glories, pansies, petunias and sunflowers are among the most popular annual spring blooms.
Perennials are enjoyed because they pretty much take care of themselves. They re-leaf and bloom every year, like clockwork. If you throw a bit of fertilizer on them and water them during dry periods, they seem to thrive all the more. Two of the most well loved perennials are roses and daisies . Daisies are simple, yet classic, and seem to blend well with any garden style or décor. Roses have been loved, perhaps, since the beginning of time as a romantic bloom. The color variety of roses is astounding, Other popular perennial spring blooms include: lilac, forsythia, clematis, honeysuckle, lupine, delphinium and oriental poppy.
Most spring blooming flower bulbs are planted the fall before, as they need a chilling period to produce. Planting should be done 3 to 4 weeks before the first frost in your location. The most popular flower bulb is the tulip. This flower comes in a multitude of colors an varieties. It has an added positive effect of causing a lack of appeal to wildlife, such as deer, rabbits and squirrels. Most varieties are hardy in zones 4 through 8 (see Resources). If you have a small garden area or none at all, you can plant flower bulbs in containers. This allows for bright spring color splashes on patios, decks, balconies and landings. Other popular bulbs include daffodils, hyacinth, iris, crocus and glory of the snow.
When you are considering spring blooming plants, don't discount trees. The blossoms on can create a spectacular vision in your yard or garden. Although, fruit trees, such as cherry, peach, plum, apricot and apple offer gorgeous blooms, followed by fresh fruit, there are other spring blooming trees. Varieties of alder, dogwood, hawthorn, magnolia, mimosa, redbud and willow are all spring blooming.