Melinda's Garden Moment: Spring Flowering Perennials
Add color to your spring garden with a
variety of plants. Spring bulbs,
combined with early blooming perennials look great with the blossoms of this
perennials like this long blooming hellebore have evergreen leaves, interesting
blooms and are usually overlooked by the deer.
delicate blue flowers of Brunnera make
a great filler in the garden bed. The
variegated leaves of many cultivars like Jack Frost brighten the shade
throughout the season.
(Pulmonaria) funnelshaped flowers are
favorites of hummingbirds and can be found in white, reddish-pink or pink
fading to blue. The hairy leaves tend to
discourage the deer and the variegated varieties lighten the shade.
fine texture of the fern-leaf peony (Paeonia
tenuifolia) is the perfect backdrop for single or double red flowers. Though the leaves fade in late summer their
unique appearance has earned them a spot in many gardens.
white spots on the leaves of lungwort give it the appearance of a diseased
lung. This led to both the common name
and the botanical name Pulmonaria
(Latin for lung). Herbalist once believed
when a plant resembled a body part it must have healing powers for it.