First Plants To Bloom In Spring

We all are craving the longer days of spring and summer and are counting the days until we can get out into the garden and onto our lawns again. Look out for these gorgeous plants next time you’re out and about.

These little, bell-shaped flowers are one of the first signs of spring, and they always manage to put a smile on our faces. Plus, they’re great for bees and other pollinators who are looking for nectar early in the season.


The Lenten Rose or Christmas Rose (Helleborus species) is a wonderful perennial that should be a staple in  all gardens. The Lenten Rose or Christmas Rose (Helleborus species)  is a wonderful perennial that should  be a staple in all gardens.

The Lenten Rose

Another plant with remarkable winter interest are the many cultivars of Witch Hazel (Hammamelis vernalis). Most can get rather large; easily 10-12 feet high and wide so give them room.

Witch Hazel

These tiny flowers come in all sorts of shades, from deep purple to sunny yellow, and they can start blooming as early as late February.


They typically start blooming in mid-March , and you can find them just about everywhere – in gardens, on hillsides, and even along the side of the road.


If the gloomy days of winter  are wearing on you, think of introducing either or both of these terrific plants into  your landscape.  They will brighten up any garden. American Gardens can help you with your landscape architectural planning, planting and other installation needs; just give us a call or send an email to set up an appointment to meet with one of our consultants.

A well designed winter display will give you some welcome color this time of year, the dormant pruning will get things under control and ready for spring, and a landscape design will allow you to envision your future outdoor space. American Gardens has the experts to help you with all of these and more!

Resolve to revive your outdoor space this year!