For me, spring starts when the yellow winter aconites and snowdrops peek through the soil in my garden. It has been as early as March 4th here in Wisconsin, but usually occurs around Tax Day – a day when I can always use a bit of floral relief!
As the soil begins to warm, other early-blooming bulbs also begin making an appearance. It’s a great time in the garden since very few weeds have sprouted and there’s nothing to compete with these brightly colored flowers.
But this is merely the beginning of my spring bulb garden. I can look forward to a continuous parade of flowering bulbs that will be blooming right into early summer. Planning for three months of spring color isn’t difficult and it’s even easier with the help of Longfield Gardens’ Bloom Time Guide to Spring and Summer Bulbs.