After a long winter, it's time for spring landscaping! Check out our list of early spring flowers: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/early-blooming-flowers/?socsrc=bhgpin030814springflowers&page=3
Combine shrubs that bloom in early spring with those that continue to provide color into summer. Compact varieties stay neat in winter after their leaves have dropped. Slender Deutzia is a mound of slender, flower-filled branches. 'Nikko' blooms in spring with white flowers and dark blue-green foliage. Can grow up to 2 feet high and 5 feet wide; USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 8.
Want a table top display of gorgeous paperwhite blooms for a special occasion? How about a giant amaryllis with giant, dazzling flowers? When it comes to forcing bulbs indoors, there's no guarantee your flowers will appear on time, but, with some simple planning, the odds are in your favour. Check out these handy bulb forcing calendars and get your blooms started.