Posted on Apr 11, 2015 | 0 comments

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I’m dreaming. I’m dreaming of my spring flower garden.

I’m longing to see the daffodils by the granite bird bath with the emerging silver allium by the grey wooden bench with the green metal legs.

It’s been a long, long winter here in New England.

yellow daffodils in my spring flower garden

yellow daffodils framing the granite bird bath

white Siberian iris and pink columbine in my spring flower garden

white Siberian iris and pink columbine

I’m dreaming of my spring flower garden.

 

I remember the white siberian iris and the pink columbine flowering amid the emerging yellow leaves of the ‘Sum and Substance’ hosta in the back garden.

Design a flowering sequence of spring bulbs

 

When I designed these spring flower gardens, I included flowering bulbs that would begin with the earliest snowdrop and continue with crocus, early, mid, and late daffodils, tulips, and the final spring bulb crescendo of alliums. They’ll complement the early flowering shrubs of witch hazel, pieris, and rhododendron. The allium will create vivid planting combinations with the perennial catmint, german iris, and peonies.

I remember the front garden white narcissus, red, pink, and yellow tulips, and a rainbow of pansies in the containers.

I long for my spring flower garden.  Hoping it emerges soon. Are you dreaming too?

spring garden with tulips and globe spruce in my spring flower garden

pink, red, and yellow tulips, late spring narcissus, a rainbow of pansies color my front walk

spring garden with white clematis 'grandiflora' in my spring flower garden

white clematis grandiflora graces the deck post and frames the spring garden