Here in Utah we’ve had a few days in the past couple weeks where we’ve warmed up into the low 70’s, and at the same time we just had a snowstorm yesterday. Lovely Utah. Because of the roller-coaster ride Mother Nature puts us Utahns through during the Spring, it’s important to know what flowers are hardy enough to endure the cold weather we’re still experiencing in May if you’re interested in getting started on beautifying your yard a bit “early.” Because I’m the kind of person that runs to Home Depot as soon as they start selling flowers, I’ve had to do my research on cold-tolerant flowers that can be planted in the early Spring. Here is a brief list of my favorites…
Pansies are my favorite early spring flower. These annuals come in so many different colors, and even different sizes, too! With all the variations, you could easily get away with simply planting pansies all over your yard, and still have it look incredible!
I grew up in a home with a massive lilac bush in our backyard. I remember the sweet fragrance it filled our yard with, and how gorgeous the flowers were! Because of that, I’ve always loved lilacs. Especially since they are okay with the chilly weather as long as they’re planted with full sun exposure.
Harmony and Acoma Iris
Like lilac, iris love full sun, and do well when planted in the early spring. These unique flowers would make a beautiful addition to your yard.
These I remember from my grandmothers’ garden. Her front yard was filled with these flowers. I love their unique blooms and deep blue-purple color!
Ahh daffodils… If I had unlimited room I’m sure my yard would be overflowing with daffodils. These beauties prefer full sun, and lucky for us, they’re perennials so they will come back each year!
and last but not least…
Granted, you really should’ve planted the tulip bulbs before Winter hit, so technically these guys don’t make the list of “Flowers To Plant in Spring” unless you’d like them to pop up next year, but my sheer love for Tulips has me inclined to add them to the list. Until I went to a Tulip Festival this year, I had no idea that tulips came in so many different colors! AND, that there are tulips with pointed petals! Right when I thought I couldn’t love them more…
Have you gotten started on planting in your yard? What flowers have you chosen? Please let me know in the comments!
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