Spring plants are one of the first signs that better weather is on its way. Give your Bergen County, NJ, landscape a spring makeover with beautiful early blooming flowers. Visit E.P. Jansen Nursery and let our experts help you select the perfect flowers to plant for a spring landscape.
Planning your Flower Beds
A well-designed flower bed includes a balance of annuals and perennials, as well as trees and shrubs. Selecting an assortment of plants with staggered bloom times will provide year-round interest and color. While your softscape design should include colorful flowers all season long, including a selection of early bloomers will brighten spirits after a long winter. EP Jansen Nursery offers the largest selection of spring flowers in the Hudson Valley.
Perennials are plants that come back year after year. They go dormant in the winter until they resume growth each spring. Perennials usually flower at a specific time of the year. Some produce early spring flowers, while others will bloom late in the summer. There are a wide variety of perennials that bloom in the spring, but these four favorites are a must have for any landscape.
One of the most common spring flowers, Tulips are early bloomers that many associate with the arrival of spring. They’re also one of the most colorful flower options for your landscape. With over 3,000 varieties available, tulips come in almost any color you can dream up, including gorgeous multi-colored and striped varieties.
Even before the tulips, these cheery spring bulbs start to bloom. They feature petty yellow or white trumpet-shaped flowers. They are easy to grow and require little maintenance. Daffodils grow best in full or partial sun and will spread, so be sure to take that into consideration when planning where to plant them.
Iris often feature blooms in shades of purple ranging from rich violet to almost white. But there are also yellow and orange varieties. Their delicate ruffled petals add an exotic feel and often feature intricate markings. Iris are a tall plant with the flowers reaching up to 36” high.
Crocuses are one of the earliest blooming spring perennials. These low-growing flowers have bright purple cup shaped blooms and grow in large patches. They are a hardy plant that is easy to grow in full sun.
Annual flowers last for only one season. They die off each winter and new plants are grown from seed and replanted each season. But annuals offer a longer blooming period and will fill your flower beds with beautiful color all summer long. To add more color to your spring landscape, try these three hardy annuals.
Pansies will brighten up your spring landscape. They come in a wide range of colors and the patterns made by the petals are often referred to as faces. They grow about 6 to 8 inches in height and are an excellent choice for planting in containers or in large groups.
Petunias can handle a little cool weather. That’s what makes this colorful annual a good choice for spring planting. Petunias come in an amazing range of colors, including striped, spotted and ringed two-color variations. They look great in a container, border bed or flower bed.
One of the few annuals that actually enjoys cool weather, snapdragons feature tall spikes of vibrantly colored flowers. They sometimes stop blooming when the weather gets too hot. Available in tall, dwarf and trailing varieties, snapdragons look great in pots, planters and flower beds.