I love when the spring rains come and wash away the dreary gray that winter has left behind. In only a week, the yard is magically transformed into a lush paradise with early blooming plants, green grass, shrubs and trees, budding out their new leaves.
A number of spring plants bloom early, and we’ve put together a series of short posts on some of our favorites, with the first being Forsythias and Magnolias. We’ll be revealing the rest of our list throughout the week, so stay tuned. We promise that if you add any one or combination of these fun plants with spring color to your yard, they’ll banish the winter blahs away in a hurry!
Magnolia trees have either pink tulip shaped blooms or white blooms that appear in the early spring, and they generally make their debut following the Forsythia buds. There are a number of different varieties, and those that do well here in Iowa are Jayne, Anne, or Royal Star. Magnolias can grow anywhere from 10’ to 20’ tall depending on the variety. Plant them in a sunny location and watch them flourish.