Spring is one of the most welcoming times of year. Although I am have made it a point the last few years to make the most of winter and enjoy it as much as possible, I still get so excited when spring finally arrives, complete with sunshine and flowers.
I have shared a few little snippets of my flowers on instagram recently, but today I am showing you the simple joy of springs first blooms!
I was a little worried about the climbing roses I have in the backyard after all the storms we’ve had, but they are doing amazing! You can see in the first picture, they just keep growing like crazy! We built a pergola nearby last year, so this year we are going to add a little arbor nearby so these roses can start climbing on them too.
One of my unmistakable signs of spring is the Texas Bluebonnets! We have dozens of them covering the hill behind our house. They are always so cheerful to look at! Anytime you drive down the highway, they are just covering the hills and ditches. Such a pretty sight!
I was so excited to see the first hibiscus blooming this week! I just adore these blooms more than any other I think. They just scream tropical paradise to me! In Texas, they definitely grow best in pots. I have been growing them about ten years now, but it never gets old. To grow your own like this follow my easy hibiscus care tips and how to pot a hibiscus step by step! Even if you only have a patio, these are perfect!
Geraniums are another favorite of mine. They grow so well in the spring and summer especially in the Texas heat. I love how they are starting to bloom now! You can also read my care tips for potted geraniums here!
Tulips don’t last long in Texas, but I love them while they are here. Tulips are definitely the epitome of spring flowers!
Red tip photinias aren’t really a flower, but I love how they produce red leaves too in the spring! I posted this photo on instagram last week and you can see all the red bushes in the background!
What are some of your favorite first blooms of spring?