Spring-Blooming Plants in Our Garden

Michigan winters are long, gray, and (I’ll say it again) long. We need the riot of color that spring brings with it, starved as we are for color and life by the time April rolls around. I haven’t put a ton of effort into my spring garden (being a vegetable garden snob) but I do have several very reliable spring bloomers in my garden that give me that much-needed life and color at this time of year. Here are some of my favorites:




  • Tulips
  • Daffodils
  • Hyacinths
  • Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)
  • Crocus


  • Violas and Pansies

As I mentioned, I haven’t put a ton of effort into the spring garden. The plants that bloom this time of year in my garden have two things in common: they’re reliable and (even more importantly, to me) they require no effort on my behalf. This time of year is busy enough getting the vegetable and herb garden going and keeping the weeds under control. The only thing required of me by my spring-blooming plants is simply to enjoy them. Works for me!

What are your favorite spring-blooming plants?