Return to the Pennsylvania Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Suggestions For Flowers That Will Bloom In The Spring

Posted by Doug4506 Western Pennsylvania (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 25, 12 at 22:41


I am Doug from the Pittsburgh area. Planted my first flower garden of various annuals this summer and it flourished :-). Now need some ideas on what flowers to plant this fall that I can see bloom when Spring arrives. Tulips I know. :-). But any other suggestions? I am still a bit of a novice :-). Also, any good Internet web sites where I can buy the bulbs or should I just opt for Home Depot of local garden shops. Thanks!


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Suggestions For Flowers That Will Bloom In The Spring

Doug there is still time to plant bulbs for early spring bloom. Daffodils, tulips, cocus etc. need to be planted in the fall.
Annuals can be planted in the spring after the danger of frost ( usually around mothers day) and will bloom until fall - then the die and need replanted.
Perennials can be purchased now and planted now ( soon) and will bloom for a period of time ( 3-4 weeks on average). Flowers will die, but plant will remain and live through winter and bloom next year.
You have not said if you have sunny location or shade, what the soil is like - All will impact the type of plants we can suggest for your site. I.e Hostas like shade , Blackeyed Susan likes sun....
Pittsburgh should have a few nice garden centers. Start there and you will learn from the staff move about your plants and what does best. I like HD and Lowes, but in some stores you may not be able to find a person that can help you with more detailled knowlege of the plants.

I attached a link to my blog. You may find some information that will be helpful - Mike

Here is a link that might be useful: Garden Design Ideas

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Pennsylvania Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here