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Each fall, as the weather begins to turn, we face one of our least favourite tasks - that is, digging up the dahlias and planting fall bulbs for spring flowers. At this time of the year, the last thing we feel like doing is braving the rain and wind to lug heavy crates of bulbs and tubers around the muddy garden. So no, not quite the most fun task, but unfortunately, one of the very most necessary ones if you want loads of beautiful spring flowers in the coming season.

1. Anemones & Ranunculus

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Anemones and ranunculus are wonderful spring flowers, but are a bit tricky to grow, however, once you learn their preferences, they are well worth the work. Ranunculus are often mistaken for peonies as they develop large blossoms and often present in soft shades of pink and whites. You can also find anemones and ranunculus in all sorts of colours such as orange, red, blue, and yellow. What makes both of these long-lasting spring flowers so amazing is that they bloom for 6 to 8 weeks in the spring.

2. Tulips

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If you ask us at LOV Flowers what our favourite spring flower is, we would say the tulip. The tulip come in a dazzling rainbow of colours, looks fantastic in wedding arrangements and are extremely easy to grow. One of the great things about tulips is that you can grow a ton of them in a really small amount of space - and the flowers can be harvested and stored for weeks at a time. This is especially good news for those of us with a smaller garden area.

3. Narcissus

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If you have a look around online, or even in print catalogues, you can find the most amazing selection and unique varieties of bulbs. There are some wonderful sources for speciality bulbs, but these are only available online and to those who shop early. The spring flower called Narcissus comes in a huge variation; all from tiny fragrant multi headed blossoms to big fluffy blooms that look more like peonies! The flowers also come in a vast range of shades including white, ivory, buttercream, apricot, yellow, and gold.

 

Choosing your Spring flowers

As you can see, there are many stunning Spring flowers to choose from and choosing the right one depends on your end goal. If you want a romantic Spring garden then the ranunculus is the flower for you but if you prefer a bright and cheerful garden to rest your eyes on then we would suggest to go with yellow narcissus or red anemones. 

If you stock up on bulbs early, it is best to wait until after the first fall frost to plant them. Until then, you can keep the bulbs in their ventilated bags; as long as you store them in a cool and dry place with good air circulation. 

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Also read: Everything you need to know about Peonies

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