5 Early Spring Flowers that Will Dazzle Your Backyard

Early spring flowers

Need some extra color in your early spring garden?

Early spring is on its way and the world seems to be coming to life again. Give this early spring a little extra push along the way by adding any or all of these 5 flowers to your back or front yard.

This article was inspired by Better Homes and Gardens 21 Spring Flowers for your Garden.

5 Dazzling Early Spring Flowers

  1. Pansy

    According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the pansy flower comes in colors of red, pink, orange, yellow, blue, white, and purple. This spring, plant them in containers and window boxes to add a little more color to this early season.

  2. Bloodroot

    While I was in college, there was a small path in the woods near the dorm room. One of the first signs of spring was right on those paths because that was where the bloodroot flowers would grow wild. This is a great flower for your window box, container or garden because you will first find it in March and it was last until late spring.

  3. Redbud

    Better Homes and Gardens has this tree listed in their Spring Flowers for Your Garden article. While this tree is obviously not a flower, the show it puts on in March is worth taking notice. The show is beautiful display of pink in the first part of March.

  4. Lilac

    Nothing captures the aroma of spring quite like a lilac bush does. Another great feature of this plant is that the National Gardening Association has it listed as an easy to care and low maintenance plant.

  5. Tulip

    The tulip is another classic spring plant. This flower comes is all kinds of colors. You can plant tulips in flower beds and borders. The Old Farmer’s Almanac says that there are varieties that you can force to bloom indoors.


Any of these early spring flowering plants from the pansy to the tulip will add the wow factor you’ve been looking for in your early spring garden. The dazzling colors these plants offer will chase away any winter blues.

Quick Tip: Remember to wait to prune spring flower plants until after they’ve bloomed. If you prune prior to the plants blooming, you will actually be pruning off the flower buds and the flowers.

Quick Tip: Help your trees, shrubs, and plants grow in any type of soil by installing aeration tubes.

Looking to grow your own food, but do not have a place in your yard to do it? Check out Gardening Made Easy: Grow Your Own Food in a Window Box.

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