Planting spring flowering plants in the fall creates an even prettier spring yard! Flowering spring bulbs can even show their blooms when snow is still melting on the ground. Here is a list of plants that give us a show early to late spring. Availability of perennials, shrubs, and trees in the fall is less consistent then in the spring but if you can add any of these plants on our list, you will be happy you did. Anytime you add plants you’ll be happy you created a prettier yard to enjoy for years to come.
Spring Blooming Bulbs
These bulbs are always available beginning late summer for you to plant late in the fall. Bulbs are one of the more popular plants because of how easy they are to plant. Fall planted bulbs need the cold dormancy period of winter before they bloom in the spring. Plant your bulbs around your late sprouting perennials to fill in the area before the foliage grows in to create a succession of blooms. If you have deer around, look for deer resistant logos on the bulb boxes.
GALLERY OF FALL PLANTED BULBS FOR EARLY SPRING BLOOMS
Perennials are herbaceous, which means all their foliage dies down each fall and regrows in the spring. These perennials are varieties that come up earlier in the spring and create a pretty spring yard.
GALLERY OF PERENNIALS FOR SPRING BLOOMS:
Shrubs drop their foliage each fall unless they are evergreen shrubs. Their woody structures stand over winter, creating their own winter interest for your yard. Shrubs provide a way to create focal point among perennials and are used to easily create larger grouping of blooms in the spring. We’ve all seen lilacs blooming in the spring but these are other options to consider for a color array of blooms in the spring.
SHRUBS FOR SPRING COLOR:
Trees seem to be the most impactful because of their size and the easiest to notice around town, especially when it’s the first sign of spring we see! The bright pinks, reds, and whites lining the streets gives us the mental break we need to know warmer days are ahead.
TREES FOR SPRING BLOOMS:
We love to see all these blooming in the spring when they arrive at the garden center and ready for you to bring home. We find a more energy when we see blooms and spring color!
Please note that many of the trees and shrubs shown are sold quickly in the spring and may not be available this late in the season. It’s time to start a wish list! Visiting your local garden center in the spring, early and late summer, and fall gives you the best ideas for how your plants will transition and create a pretty yard all season long.