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10 Garden Plants to Bring in the Spring

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10 Garden Plants to Bring in the Spring

All homeowners look forward to spring, not just avid gardeners. It’s the time to renew the home, both inside and out. Indoors it means spring cleaning and outside it’s the time to start planting and have a garden that will give nonstop pleasure during the months when time can and should be spent outdoors. Knowing what flowers to plant is essential to having a garden you can be proud of.


What condition your garden is in when spring arrives depends on what part of the country you are in. If you live up north, there may be nothing but bare earth by the time the snow finally melts away and if you are in the south, it may be only a matter of planning for the change of season. Either way, spring is the time to create a garden that will complement your home and allow you to show it off in its full glory. It is also gives you something constructive to do outside after being in an office all day (if you work in an office of course).

  1. 1.Flower Carpet Rose

    The flower carpet rose is both beautiful and hardy. The plant will thrive in almost any kind of soil and is very resistant to all kinds of plant diseases. Use this plant to cover large spaces of open ground and you will be rewarded with a huge number of blooms 2 or 3 times each year.

  2. 2.Lilies

    Lilies are perennials plants that grow from 2 to 6 feet in height. The large fragrant flowers come in a variety of colors including white, purple, red, pink, orange, and yellow. The flowers do best in cool to temperate climates.

  3. 3.Pansies


    Pansies are related to violets and the two are often confused. Pansies have 4 petals pointing upwards and one pointing down. Violets have 3 petals up and just one pointing down. The pansy flower is 2 or 3 inches in diameter and grows to about 9 inches in height. It thrives in full sunlight, but will do well in partial sun conditions and long as the soil is well drained.

  4. 4.Snapdragons

    Snapdragons, also known as Antirrhinums, are native to the U.S., Europe, and North Africa. These are perennial plants that grow to different heights. The dwarf variety reaches 6 to 8 inches, the medium 15 to 30 inches, and the taller ones grow to between 30 to 48 inches. They do best in partial to full sunlight and in moist, well drained soil.

  5. 5.Sunflowers

    The sunflower is a plant that is native to North America, but its hardy and durable nature allows it to grow all over the world. The large yellow flowers are easily recognized, even by those who are not familiar with plants and gardens. True to its name, the flower is often used to depict the sun shining brightly.

    These plants grow sun flower seeds which are almost synonymous with baseball. It is too bad they soak them with salt though in most bags.

  7. 6.Daffodils

    The delicate appearance of the daffodil can be misleading – the plant is tough and can resist most forms of garden pests. The smaller varieties are especially tough and bloom and thrive with very little maintenance. Plant the bulbs in the fall and when spring arrives they will bloom not a burst of colors. Bunch the bulbs together for maximum visual impact.

  8. 7.Forsythia

    The Forsythia is native to east Asia, but grows well in the cooler climates of North America. These are deciduous shrubs that grow from anywhere from 3 to 10 feet tall. The bright yellow flowers with petals joined at the base bloom in the early spring and will be among the first to start giving color to your spring garden.

  9. 8.Coreopsis ‘Mango Punch’

    Coreopsis, also know as Mango Punch or Tickseed, comes in many varieties and can grow from 18 to 47 inches in height. They have yellow flowers with tooth shaped tips. These are hardy plants which require little in the way of maintenance and will grow well in all kinds of soil and climatic conditions. If you live in Florida, you will be growing the state wildflower.

  10. 9.Forget-Me-Nots

    There are about 50 different species of forget-me-nots to choose from. Small blue, pink, or white flowers with 5 lobes and yellow centers are the most common. The plants require moist conditions to grow to their best and will do well in partially sunny conditions.

  11. 10.Gaura (G. lindheimeri)

    The Gaura, which is native to Texas and southern Louisiana is a hardy perennial herbaceous plant that can grow almost anywhere. Various colors are available from almost pure white to a dark pink. With some varieties the petals are white at dawn but turn to pink by disk at which time they fall off. It needs a lot of sun and is very drought resistant.

  12. 11.Find Plants and Expert Help on RedBeacon

    Plants are as individual as people – each type needs its own kind of nurturing and care. This can often cause problems for those with limited time to devote to the garden or without the knowledge or experience that is needed to grow plants so that their natural beauty is allowed to bloom to the maximum.


    Going to RedBeacon and listing out your requirements on the website takes only a few seconds. Once you have done this, RedBeacon will search its large database to find the seed suppliers and gardening experts in your area who can provide you the support you need. RedBeacon will recheck their reviews and ascertain their availability to meet your timeframes.

Once this is done the bids will be sent to you so you can make a decision. When you have made your choice the seeds will be delivered to you and the gardening expert will visit you and complete the work as per your schedule. In the unlikely event of there being a problem, you can contact RedBeacon within 24 hours of the work being completed to request that payment be stopped. Also, since RedBeacon guarantees every referral that is sent to you, you know that you are betting the best so problems are very rare. In addition, the RedBeacon customer care staff is always available to you, free of cost, to answer all you questions and help you resolve any difficulties.

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