'Stunning Apricot’ tulips tower over these fragrant phlox blossoms. The juniper’s texture adds just the right finishing touch.

It's almost tulip time! 4 sweet little species tulips that perennialize so much better than hybrids. From Garden Gate eNotes

Species tulips

It's almost tulip time! 4 sweet little species tulips that perennialize so much better than hybrids. From Garden Gate eNotes

love the contrast of light & dark, large & small headed tulips for this border.

love the contrast of light & dark, large & small headed tulips for this border.

I've got spring on the brain... Love crocus. They let me know spring is here! Mine last year came up through the snow!

Top Pick Spring Combos

I've got spring on the brain... Love crocus. They let me know spring is here! Mine last year came up through the snow!

Best for last | Let these 3 reliable late-bloomers carry your garden into winter. Mealycup sage, Japanese anemone and reblooming bearded iris

Best for Last

Best for last | Let these 3 reliable late-bloomers carry your garden into winter. Mealycup sage, Japanese anemone and reblooming bearded iris

Maternity pictures when I was pregnant for the twins taken under this kind of tree - admitted the next day!!  :0)

Maternity pictures when I was pregnant for the twins taken under this kind of tree - admitted the next day!! :0)

Roof iris   (Iris tectorum)  Roof iris is so easy, there’s no need to even feed it! In fact, too much fertilizer will lead to lots of foliage and not many flowers — fewer treats for visiting hummingbirds.  Type Perennial  Blooms Deep lilac-blue in spring  Light Full sun to full shade  Size 12 to 18 in. tall and wide  Hardiness  Cold: USDA zones 4 to 9  Heat: AHS zones 9 to 1

Wildlife-friendly plants

Roof iris (Iris tectorum) Roof iris is so easy, there’s no need to even feed it! In fact, too much fertilizer will lead to lots of foliage and not many flowers — fewer treats for visiting hummingbirds. Type Perennial Blooms Deep lilac-blue in spring Light Full sun to full shade Size 12 to 18 in. tall and wide Hardiness Cold: USDA zones 4 to 9 Heat: AHS zones 9 to 1

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