7 Best Spring Flowers to Plant in Your Garden

These beautiful yellow blossoms are a strong indicator that spring has come. Their brilliant, bobbing heads come in a variety of sizes and shapes, including single and double blooms.


Tulips come in a variety of colors and forms, including singles, numerous blossoms on a stalk, and doubles whatever you choose, they're sure to wow! They're normally handled as annuals because the second year's bloom can be a little disappointing.


Grape hyacinth, a small but formidable little bulb, naturalizes well, so you'll have an increasing number of these gorgeous purple or white flowers each year.

Grape Hyacinth

These cup-shaped, brilliant flowers are among the first to emerge in April. Don't be shocked if you find sweet-smelling crocuses anywhere other than where you planted them, such as under shrubs.


Lily of the valley is an old-fashioned perennial that has gone out of favor due to its tendency to grow invasive, but it remains a lovely spring bloomer. Its small white bells dangle on long stems and emit a lovely aroma in mid-spring.

Lily of the Valley

Irises come in a variety of shapes and hues, with distinctive sword-like leaves and dramatic petals. They will make a lovely addition to the yard border.


The dazzling yellow of forsythia is enough to add a cheery pop of color to any garden when spring arrives.