How do I plant so Spring flowers come up first, then summer, then fall, in my flower bed?

Great question!

Having a garden full of flowers in spring, summer, and fall is easier if you have deep flower borders in a sunny spot. With enough space, you can include quite a few different flowering plants. In the fall plant spring bulbs such as jonquils and crocus. Those will flower early spring. Then, include some perennials such as bleeding heart, columbine, peonies, and bearded iris. Garden phlox will flower after those are finished. Include some spring flowering shrubs such as weigela and lilac. Lilies, daisies, yarrow, salvia, and roses will continue to flower into summer. Then, add asters and garden mums for fall. Your garden will be the envy of the neighborhood!

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Amy

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