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Show Stopping Favorite Spring flowers

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Don’t miss these show stopping Spring flowers! Spring showers bring May flowers right? I cannot wait for those flowers to start blooming. We love decorating our patio and porch with hanging plants full of spring flowers. These are just a few of our favorites and range from pansies, geraniums, petunias and viola. Keep reading, our latest big backyard patio oasis reveal, Mediterranean style is shown below.

Spring flowers

favorite spring flowers maintenance free + no deadheading

Flowers for a patio or deck

Every Mother’s Day, my mom and I head to our local nursery and we pick out our favorite plants. I usually purchase a couple for her as her Mother’s Day gift. We have been doing this for years!

hanging spring flowering plants in back of pickup truck

The pansy is a simple and beautiful flower that coordinates perfectly with other flowers.

pink pansy flower

Better Homes and Gardens

Decorating with Spring flowers

We have a lilac bush that hasn’t bloomed yet in our backyard near the pool and it has been there for years! A lilac bush is a perennial that comes back year after year.

 lilac bush spring flower perennial

Better Homes and Gardens

Flowers that are low maintenance

BACOPA potted plant

River Side Nursery

Wave petunias are one of my mom’s favorite Spring flowering plants. They are considered “no deadheading.” Flower blooms can be a daunting and timely task to remove once they die.

purple potted wave petunia

Park Wholesale Plants

Hanging Spring flowers in containers

Our covered porch sported many of these annuals last year. If you find a hanging plant that you love but do not have a place to hang it, simply remove the hanger and place the plant on a plant stand. This plant below was originally a hanging plant!

sisal rope planter with pink and white flower

Did you know that roses can be kept in a pot for years? I had no idea until last year. You can read all about that here.

Show stopping Spring flowers with color

patio black iron furniture with blue geometric rug, potted pink rose bush and annuals

Snow princess is considered a proven winner, no deadheading and full to part sun. We are all about low maintenance and this is one of our favorites for baskets. The trailing flowers look beautiful hanging over a potted plant.

Related: Don’t miss our decorative “how to grow a vegetable garden in containers” post. Mixing in pretty vegetable containers on your porch with potted annuals is a great way to add a unique and fun look to your space.

Related: Do you want to see our amazing patio transformation that we completed recently? Here is the patio below before we did our transformation. Don’t miss our patio reveal loaded with perennials and potted annuals.

Big Backyard Patio Oasis Project Complete {Summer Patio Reveal}

Updated March 2019: Don’t miss our 9 Herb Garden ideas post!

I am looking forward to planting Spring flowers in a couple of our flower beds in an effort to add color to the blooming greenery perennials. Be sure to also check out our mosquito repellant flower article from last summer if you are curious about with plants repel mosquitos. I had no idea! Spring flowering plants, especially if you purchase the smaller containers and make your own hanging plants or pots, can be an affordable way to decorate your outdoor living space.

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  1. I just love the smell of lilac bushes so much 🙂

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