AD – This is a collaborative post // Curating a garden that impresses year-round requires a lot of planning. When choosing your plants and flowers, you should consider when to plant them and when they’ll bloom. Otherwise, your garden might thrive during one season, only to wither away entirely in the next.

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To ensure some garden elements always blossom, incorporate various types of plants that will prosper at different times. With an abundance of flowers to choose from, selecting the right arrangement for your garden can feel overwhelming. If you’re new to gardening or just need some advice on how to keep your outdoor space flourishing all year, here are some of the best plants for each season.


With gloomy winter days long gone, spring is a joyous time of year, which you can replicate with vibrant flowers.

Daffodils are the epitome of springtime as they have come to be associated with rebirth, due to being one of the first flowers to bloom in this season. To avoid missing out on these cheerful yellow flowers, ensure you plant them in autumn.

Tulips are another spring staple. There are various shapes and colours to choose from so you can brighten up your garden space. These flowers also must be planted in autumn. As they’re susceptible to critters, keep them with the daffodils or other flowers that repel pests.

The violet-blue shade of British bluebells is a glorious addition to any garden. To enhance the colour, place the flower in shaded areas. When planted in autumn, they usually bloom between April and May.

If winter has taken a toll on your garden, try to rectify it before spring plants bloom. Greensleeves, lawn treatment experts, advise clearing any debris and dead foliage accumulated to avoid any lawn mould growing. Also, remove any unwanted pests such as slugs and snails, which can damage your plants.


With the rising temperature and blue skies of summer, you’ll fully appreciate having a beautiful garden space to enjoy the weather. Carnations come in a range of bold colours and can grow up to 24 inches high, which will help you create an eye-catching outdoor space.

Sunflowers are often associated with summer, as not only do they bloom from summer into autumn, but they’re also a happy yellow colour like the sun. With the ability to grow up to two meters, they’re certainly showstopper flowers. You can plant sunflowers from early June.

Lavender emits a calming scent, and the purple colour creates a striking aesthetic. When planted in springtime, they typically bloom from June to September. Lavender is suitable for various garden types and can be left in the garden all year, but you should keep it protected through winter in containers.

Heleniums grow in vibrant warm colours and have a similar shape to daisies. They flower from late summer until autumn.

There are many types of roses to choose from in a range of colours. They typically bloom from early summer. Depending on the type, you can plant roses in late autumn, late winter, and early spring but avoid planting when the ground is frozen.


With the below plants, you can enjoy the view of autumnal shades in your back garden, with a hint of colourful notes from summer.  Dahlias are bushy, tuberous plants that can enhance the autumnal aesthetic with varying shades of purple. They bloom from August until October, and you should plant them between May and June.

Salvias offer a more energetic appearance with the available colours, including yellow, electric blue, and red. These plants should be planted in April or May and bloom from early summer until mid-autumn.

Chrysanthemums also come in a range of colours including yellow, purple, red, and white so that you can keep some of the vibrance from summer. These flowers bloom between September and October when planted between April and May.


Even during the coldest months, you can still maintain a gorgeous garden. Replicate winter snow with an array of white flowers, accompanied by a pop of colourful plants and shrubs.

Snowdrops mark the first sign of spring due to being the earliest spring-blooming bulb. However, they flourish during winter, from January until late February. The white bell-shaped flowers don’t let any weather stop them from blooming and even push through frost and snow.

Winter honeysuckles are beautiful cream-white flowers that bloom from December to February. They also attract winter-active bumble bees.  The pretty shrubs of pink and red flowers, Daphne, also flourishes from February to March.

Winter aconites are a member of the buttercup family and bring a hint of summer into the bleak winter days with their golden-yellow colour. For best results, plant these flowers beneath trees at the beginning of autumn, so they flower from February to March.

As well as planting flowers for all seasons, remain organised with maintaining the garden. Preparing a diary of when and how each flower will need caring for, will help your garden thrive to its full potential.


  1. Such an uplifting post to read today! In the deep days of winter, it is wonderful to think of the garden. You have done an excellent joy with reference to each season. (I am going to jot down some notes from this one.) Thank you for sharing a wealth of information…and as always, so beautifully done!! I so look forward to your posts! 🙂

  2. I’m hoping that I’m going to be able to have my own garden to play in soon and am really excited for what to do with it. I think you just named more plants than I even knew, so I definitely have a long way to go, but there are some great tips here – thanks!

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