Spring Planting Plans for Your Region

Fine Gardening – Issue 216
Illustrations: Elara Tanguy

In her article “Spring Planting Ideas,” Michelle Gervais beautifully illustrates the magical time that is the start of spring: “Our winter-weary spirits lift as hints of green begin to appear. We notice even the smallest patches of snowdrops and crocuses as we drive by at 55 miles per hour. The first daffodil sighting is a thrill, and tulips are almost too colorful to bear. The pale chartreuse haze in the trees seems to change to lush, vibrant green overnight, and every new sprout brings delight. It’s the start of another exciting season, and the potential and possibilities for our gardens seem boundless.”

While spring is often a flurry of planting, planning, and performing the many garden chores in-between, it’s always a treat to have some plants that will kick off the season with color while others are still waking up and waiting for warmer weather. If the spring plants in your garden tend to be few and far between, check out the expert-crafted spring combinations below.

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Late-Winter and Early-Spring Bloomers for Your Region
Outstanding Spring Plants for Your Region
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