As soon as the sun begins to shine warmer and the snow disappears from gardens, parks and green spaces, it is a sign that spring is coming. Invite spring into your own home and make the balcony spring-like. For flower arrangements bulbous plants are very suitable: Grape hyacinths, hyacinths, tulips, crocuses, daffodils, pansies, massifs and primroses.
Create a spring-like atmosphere on the balcony with bulbous plants
To create a beautiful mood through balcony planting , you should choose flowers and plants that bloom at this time of year. Colors like yellow, purple and white look beautiful and inviting. Here are some of the most beautiful types of flowers for spring:
Tulips – The variety of tulip varieties is very impressive. Fosteriana tulips begin blooming as early as February. Kaufmanniana tulips delight us from March to April.
Crocuses – here you can also choose many varieties with different colors of flowers: from snow-white to cream, yellow, purple, blue and orange. Some flowers are bicolored or striped.
Daffodils are among the most popular flowers for spring decorations, especially small varieties with yellow flowers, such as “Tête à Tête”, “February Gold”, “Carlton”.
Hyacinths impress with fragrant flowers in rainbow colors. These bulbous plants can also be planted in pots, baskets and other containers. A nice decorative idea for spring are hyacinths in a jar.
Grape hyacinth (Muscari sp.) – To create a beautiful flower arrangement, you can use classic grape hyacinths with blue flowers or the ‘Alba’ variety, which blooms white.
Chess flower (Fritillaria meleagris) is also an early bloomer. The colorful bells of flowers delight from late March to early May.
Spring compositions with bulbous plants
To plant balcony boxes in the spring , you can use ready-made plants in pots , purchased in florists, supermarkets or garden stores . However, if you want to grow the bulbous plants yourself, remember that they still need to be planted in the fall and can remain outside during the winter. Only then will they bloom in the spring!
Spring flowers look great both alone and in groups. So you can plant a dozen hyacinths in a single container – for example, in a wide balcony box . Choose only one of your favorite colors or conjure up a multicolored arrangement of white, pink and purple flowers.
An interesting idea is a mixture of different spring flowers, for example, hyacinths, daffodils and tulips in a balcony box or a wicker basket. Whether plants with flowers of the same color or contrasting colors – the choice is up to you. Yellow daffodils look great in combination with blue grape hyacinths.
Spring flowers on the balcony: primroses, pansies, daisies.
In addition to bulb flowers, primroses are also perfect for spring decoration of the balcony. Different varieties can be combined, for example, cushion primrose (Primula vulgaris), carpet primrose (Primula juliae), rose primrose (Primula rosea) and globe primrose (Primula denticulata).
Garden pansies are also charming flowers with which we can make the balcony spring-like. They are hardy and can be planted in pots, wicker baskets, balcony boxes, bowls and other containers with interesting shapes! Pansies come in a variety of sizes and colors of flowers.
Bellis perennis, also known as centaury and mass lovelies, blooms from March and shines with its play of colors. Whether in white, various shades of pink or crimson, the centaury does particularly well in combination with daffodils, pansies and tulips.
Herbs provide even more fresh greenery
Some impatient dream of planting herbs on the balcony. Why not? Starting in March, herbs such as rosemary, thyme, basil, sage, lemon balm or hyssop can be grown in advance on the windowsill. From April, these may already stand outside.
We do not recommend placing purchased herbs (for example, in supermarkets) in small pots on the balcony. For example, we are talking about basil, mint and cilantro, because they were pre-bred in a warm greenhouse. In the open air, even a gust of wind will cause their leaves to curl up and dry.
Lovers of vegetables can also look forward to the coming spring, because from March chives or spring onions can also go outside. There are also many varieties of lettuce that can be cultivated and harvested earlier.
You want to decorate your balcony in a spring-like way? Now you know what flowers are perfect for this. Look at the beautiful ideas in our picture gallery and get inspired!