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5 Spring Flowers to Enhance Your Garden on the Main Line

A lilac bush. // Adobe Stock

Add color to your garden with these spring flowers, which bloom throughout the course of the season and bring backyards to life.

Ready to spruce up your garden for spring? These flowers will brighten your yard in an instant and make you the envy of your neighbors around the Main Line region. Before you pick and choose the plants for your garden, read up on bloom times and care requirements for each so you’re ready to help your buds flower and grow to their full potential.

1. Calla Lilies

With their elegant fluted shape and vibrant greens, calla lilies typically start blooming in May. Plant these perennials in a container, store them and they’ll bloom again for years.

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Calla Lilies. // Adobe Stock

2. Peonies

Though their flowers are fleeting—most lasting up to 10 days—peonies are a visual treat in mid-April, May and June. The bright pops of color are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.


Peonies. // Adobe Stock

3. Lilacs

For a splash of fluffy purple, plant a lilac bush. The blooms come around May. Plus, who doesn’t love the scent of lilacs in the garden? While lilacs are mainly purple, some varieties can be found in whites, creams, and even pinks.

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Lilacs. // Adobe Stock

4. Freesias

Delicate layers of petals in white, blue, pink, yellow and purple make freesias a welcome multicolored pop in the garden come May. These flowers are ideal for spring, since their soft hues pair with the pastels of the season perfectly.


Freesias. // Adobe Stock

5. Snapdragons

The first snapdragons of the season usually begin appearing in mid-April, their bell-shaped stalks adding height and texture to Main Line gardens.


Snapdragons. // Adobe Stock

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