Landscape Perennials for Spring Blooms

My favorite Spring blooming plants from March & April include a few old favorites, and some new plants. I work at Cofer’s now, and I haven’t had much time to write, but will soon. My next post will be about the fifth year of raised bed garden planting-which I finally got done this past week.

Early March Bulbs sleep all winter & then awaken to Spring Sunshine

Link to Daff Seek There are like 30,000 cultivars!

Late March-Early April Shrubs, Perennials, & Vines

mid April Link to Iris Mythology

late April After studying her reflection Nature improves upon her artwork

Wow! So much happens in the garden in those few months.

Link to Landscape Perennials Native & Non publications.

The blooming is over now, but the plants live on growing & storing energy for more blooms.

April Irises 2017

Like their namesake in Greek Mythology, Iris- “the messenger goddess”, or “the rainbow goddess,” these beautiful flowers deliver the message that Spring has arrived, in all the colors of the rainbow. I only got a few bloom colors this year, and I am thrilled to have them!

My friend generously dug them from her garden two years ago, and I transplanted them here. One purple bloomed the first year- from over a dozen transplants. Then, this year three purples bloomed, and an absolutely gorgeous pinky, mauve beauty. I’ve not looked up the varieties yet, but wanted to post this while they are blooming (except the Dutch iris- bloomed earlier this month).

I enriched the heavy clay soil with my organic, homemade compost and fallen leaf mulch. I followed directions from The American Iris Society’s website¬†on planting the rhizomes. They take a little time getting settled in, but are worth the wait for the spectacular flowers.