You might be surprised to find out that fall is the best time to plant a lot of plants you can enjoy when spring comes back around. Most bulbs come back year after year and they tend to spread and multiply. However, if you wait until spring to plant them, you won’t get to enjoy them until the following year. Don’t worry – it’s not too cold in the winter. The bulbs go dormant and know when to come back up when the weather starts to get warm again. Isn’t nature a wonderful thing? Here are some bulbs you should totally get in the ground soon for the most beautiful flowers come April and May.
Tulips are one of my very favorite spring flowers. They come in all sorts of colors, including red, yellow, purple and pink. The colors range in shades from very dark to really light, so you’re sure to find something that fits in with your flower beds. You can even find tulips in two-toned loveliness. Shop for them at home and garden stores or buy bulbs online.
Here’s what I love about irises. They grow really tall so you can plant them in the backs of your flowerbeds, up against the house or fence, and they bring dimension and curb appeal to your yard. Like tulips, irises come in a wide range of colors from pale peach to purple to red so you can find one that blends with the other flowers you grow in your yard.
Daffodils are an iconic spring flower that adds appeal to any yard. When I start to see daffodils, I know that spring and summer are on their way. If you want that little reminder in your own yard, try planting some traditional yellow daffodils. But don’t stop there, because you can also find them in other colors, including the fabulous apricot color that is gaining in popularity.
My crocus bulbs are usually the first ones to come up in the spring and I always love seeing them start to pop out of the ground. Crocuses grow fairly low to the ground so they make the perfect choice for filling in patches in the fronts of your beds. They also look great planted around trees or as part of a walkway. Mine come up purple and yellow, but you can also find white ones.
5 Grape Hyacinth
There are several types of hyacinths, but grape hyacinths are my favorite. They are perfect for adding dimension to your flower beds and grow to a medium height. I like to plant them along the borders to define each bed separately, but they also make a great option for filling in space around your trees or in bare patches underneath bushes.
Allium bulbs turn into a beautiful spring flower that grows in a ball shape at the top of a stalk. They are fun to look at and add color to any flowerbed. The most traditional allium bulbs are purple, but you can also find white ones. If it were me, I’d mix them up a little bit so I could have a few of each color.
Like other kinds of flowers, there are quite a few varieties of anemone. They have a fun, unique look that adds something special to your flowerbeds. Look for them in a wide range of colors, including purple, red and pink. Mix and match them for a fabulous look in your yard, front or back.
What do you plant in the fall? Are you excited to try any of these bulbs? What colors will you choose?