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How to Garden Without Giving Up Your Summer

Spring’s among my favorite time of year; I’ve been snow bound for months, and love the longer days and warmer temperatures, plus I know that some of my favorite spring bulbs are going to be showing their colors. Yay! In case you’re just thinking bulbs for spring, let me give you a short list of other things you just might want to try:

  • Shrubs – Quince (awesome red), forsythia (I go wild for that cheery yellow), Japanese witch hazel (scented and cool flowers), lilac, ornamental cherry and apricot, magnolia
  • Perennials – Columbines, bleeding hearts, Welsh poppy, primrose, trillium
  • Bulbs (of course) – Wood anemone, crocus, crown imperial, narcissus

1 comment to How to Garden Without Giving Up Your Summer

  • PV

    Hi Lisa! Nice to see you back ….

    Great choice of spring interest plants. My lilac and columbines are starting to leaf out. Yay! After all the rough weather this winter, I wasn’t sure what would happen with them. (I want a forsythia!!)

    Now, if only I can figure out how to make bulbs work for me ….

    Happy Spring!


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