There is an old saying that the time to prune the roses is when the forsythia blooms. Here in my Midwestern garden our forsythia blooms in March.
Although their early spring blooms are especially treasured, hellebores are stalwarts in the garden during all seasons.
There are old-fashioned spiraeas with lacy white flowers such as ‘Bridal Wreath’ that are quite large, as well as many new dwarf cultivars on the market.
In the Midwest, May is the month when our bearded iris bloom, and they are often combined in beds with the multi-petaled peony, another May-flowering perennial.
A brief poem by Vita Sackville-West about the growth occurring during the month of April.
Yellow celandine poppies are a good addition to a garden for their attractive cup-shaped flowers and grey-green foliage.
While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.
The bare bones of our winter garden is an empty canvas. March is the time to plan your garden in Spring.
Spring is an inspiring season for both gardeners and poets alike.
Ruth Arthur wrote a poem about the juxtaposition of the last vestiges of winter and the optimistic signs of spring. Read it on this Focus on Flowers.