Buy Geranium 'Rozanne' from Sarah Raven: Geranium 'Rozanne' is one of the best of the purple perennial geraniums. This flowers for months at a stretch. You can cut it to the ground when it begins to look tired and up it pops to flower again.
Expert gardening tips to get the most out of yours for spring
Place bulbs shoulder to shoulder across the surface of the soil, leaving no space between them. Then top off with more potting soil so the bulbs are just slightly below the surface. Water each container thoroughly, and finish with a layer of mulch.
Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' - A wonderfully spiky tall summer flowering perennial, with blue spherical blooms, resembling a mace in form. Best grown on loose soil in full sun, and a wonderful cut flower.
Crocus - Nothing proclaims the arrival of spring like the colorful crocus, which usually pops up in New England gardens in mid to late March. They are inches tall and will bloom with less than 4 hours of sunlight each day.