Finally, insert small cuttings of your favorite blossoms we used lilacs, lily of the valley, and violas. Double varieties such as this one are one of the best flowers to plant in spring, with a profusion of petals on low-growing shrubs in both spring and early summer.
Pair the shrubs with hellebores, as in this sidewalk border, for an early-season showstopper. Rock rose makes spring-flower lovers wait until late in the season for blooms, but that extra dose of patience is worth it. Double varieties such as this one are one of the best flowers to plant in spring, with a profusion of petals on low-growing shrubs in both spring and early summer.
These annual flowers don't mind cool temperatures and are perfect for early-spring gardens. Early spring flowers are the surest sign that warmer weather is coming.
Our list of early spring flowers will give you ideas for the best flowers to plant in spring. After a long winter, it's time for spring landscaping!
Viola x wittrockiana Growing conditions: Sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide Zones: Trillium luteum Growing conditions: Shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 16 inches tall and 12 inches wide Zones: Helleborus niger Growing conditions: To 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide Zones: Sanguinaria canadensis Growing conditions: To 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide Zones: Anemone nemorosa Growing conditions: Full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: Cercis canadensis Growing conditions: To 30 feet tall and wide Zones: Syringa vulgaris Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 20 feet tall and wide Zones: Iris 'Acoma' Growing conditions: To 34 inches tall and 12 inches wide Zones: Muscari armeniacum Growing conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil Size: To 8 inches tall and 6 inches wide Zones: Iris reticulata 'Harmony' Growing conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 6 inches tall and wide Zones: Crocus 'Grand Maitre' Growing conditions: Narcissus selections Growing conditions: To 1 foot tall and wide Zones: Tulipa selections Growing conditions: To 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide Zones: Eranthis cilicica Growing conditions: To 3 inches tall and wide Zones: Puschkinia scilloides Growing conditions: Philadelphus 'Miniature Snowflake' Growing conditions: To 3 feet tall and wide Zones: Amsonia hubrictii Growing conditions: To 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide Zones: Leucojum aestivum Growing conditions: To 3 feet tall and 1 foot wide Zones: Hydrangea quercifolia Growing conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide Zones: Arrange the flowers in your hand first we used several blooms, along with a couple of leaves , and then push them down into the moss.
Secure their upright position by covering with more moss, and add water to keep them fresh. Let everyone know they can take one home as a party favor -- the flowers will last a few days if kept hydrated.
Enliven your next buffet with an arrangement of eggcup bouquets displayed on cake stands. Choose small-budded flowers in similar hues, such as the tulips, lily of the valley, paperwhites, and daffodils we used. Trim the stems so the blossoms will peek over the rims of the eggcups.
Place a small round metal floral frog in each eggcup to help shape and weight the arrangements. Fill the cups three-quarters of the way with water, and then add the blooms. Arrange the mini bouquets on and around stands. Water daily for a long-lasting centerpiece. Saucer magnolias and Eastern redbuds burst from a simple glass container on an end table, exuding warmth; stems of purple calla lily, whose inverted bell shape pairs nicely with the fleshy magnolias and willowy redbuds, hint at exotic garden planting that must wait for warmer weather.
Let your china inspire you. Here, 'White Parrot' tulips and 'Saphir' muscari echo the hues of a willowware bowl. When bright Icelandic poppies and tulips are in season, Decorating Editorial Director Kevin Sharkey's sweet tooth guides his arrangement. Brighten up your celebration of spring with a simple arrangement of lovely daffodils and ladies mantle. Use the cheery Lilly Pulitzer color palette to create beautiful arrangements. A variety of feminine flowers such as peonies and sweet peas were used here.
Peonies are beautiful alone, but they can also be mixed with a variety of other spring flowers to create a magnificent arrangement. Massed at eye level in a rustic trough, pink cherry blossoms join white dogwood and spirea to give armchair nature lovers a breath of fresh air. Occasions such as Mother's Day call for the floral equivalent of a big hug.
Candy colors, mixed textures, and varied sizes radiate homey spontaneity, especially when the "vase" is endearingly improvised from a flea-market find. A yellow teapot, with ample room for water below a narrow opening, becomes the perfect vessel for clasping a generous bunch of tulips, hyacinths, peonies, and, of course, forget-me-nots.
Mingle dainty Spanish bluebells Hyacinthoides hispanica with fluffy chive blossoms Allium tuberosum for textured arrangements. They're unexpected but perfect partners: They coordinate in color and reach full bloom at the same time, in May. To add a touch of green -- and even more visual interest -- we tucked some fuzzy lamb's ears into the bouquets. A pair of matching ceramic vases anchor them gracefully.
Though it is the quintessential color of spring, somehow green only seems to make it into a bouquet incidentally, through a stem or a leaf. Combining different shades of green, these floral arrangements demonstrate that the color is truly worthy of its own display. The small vase holds a bouquet of green hydrangeas; behind it is a mix of euphorbias, hydrangeas, and bells of Ireland available almost year-round through florists.
You can boost the height and visual drama of any arrangement with the help of a serving bowl from the kitchen or china cabinet. Set a vase inside the bowl, and then fill both vessels with billowing flowers. At an event that celebrates a new season, flower bulbs are fitting decorations.
They're also an inexpensive option, since bulbs generally cost less than cut flowers. To make a centerpiece, pour a thin layer of small white stones into a clear glass cylindrical vessel. Rinse dirt off bulbs, then insert them into the gravel, adding more stones until the stems stand upright. Hawera, a scented triandrus narcissus, with several tiny pale-yellow blossoms on each stem, is ideal for naturalizing.
Spring is often a season of bright yellows or blues and vivid contrasts. For the sake of variety, try a different tack: a muted color scheme of white, pale green, and a hint of blush pink. $4 Each Bakeware Big Packs Boxes, cartons & treat bags by Celebrate It. Shop Now. Spring is the time of year when many flowers start to bloom including colorful tulips, beautiful hyacinth, yellow daffodils, delicate hydrangea, and many more spring flowers. Our spring bouquets encompass the season from bright pinks, purples and oranges, to pastel yellows and blues.