We used annuals to bring early spring color to this Maplewood garden
The daffodils had arrived with full force: a bounty of blooms that had been waiting patiently underground since the previous fall. Our client’s perennial garden was continuing to flourish and mature year after year, but in the earliest spring months, before the perennials have really filled in for that year’s growing season, gardens can often look quite sparse. To give our client some early spring color, we surrounded her joyous daffodils and still smallish perennials with an array of white and purple cool-tolerant flowering plants. Ranunculus, stock, woodland phlox, and pansies, tucked between already established perennials, were there to greet our client each spring morning, and remind her that another year of flowers had only just begun.