Springtime Pretties-What You Should Be Planting for Spring Color

Bluebells in an arrangement

Early to mid-April is a perfect time to start to enjoy your springtime flowers. Way before Dahlias, summertime annuals, and asters, the breath of selection of spring blooming perennials is dazzling but there are definitely favorites that I enjoy year after year. Columbine The sheer variety of shapes and colors of Columbine flowers has always …

Bluebells-My Favorite Native Wildflower

One of the most beautiful species of spring ephemerals are Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica).¬† Perennial Ephemerals simply mean they appear in all their glory for several weeks and then disappear from sight to go underground and reappear next spring. Virginia Bluebells are relatives¬† of more familiar species -Lungworts, Comfrey, and Forget-Me-Nots - and are so …