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Plan a garden that wakes up early with these first-to-bloom garden plans.
Rhododendrons and azaleas add a bold dose of early spring to this plan, which also inlcudes primroses, alliums, hostas, and other favorites.
Garden size: 17 by 18 feet.
Sweetly scented annuals, perennials, bulbs, and flowering trees combine to create a picture-perfect setting.
Garden size: 34 by 20 feet.
This simple plan is a soft and gentle introduction to spring. Blue bearded iris, pink creeping phlox, and soft violets get the ball rolling.
Garden size: 14 by 8 feet.
The cool temperatures of spring are perfect for growing healthy, tasty salads.
Garden size: 26 by 19 feet.