The White Garden

Spring White Garden: 10 favourite spring plant ideas to add to your white garden. All beautiful perennials and bulbs that will come back year after year.Spring White Garden: 10 favourite spring plant ideas to add to your white garden. All beautiful perennials and bulbs that will come back year after year.

There’s nothing more beautiful than an all white garden.  Today I’m sharing 10 great plants for your spring white garden that you’re sure to love.

Developing A Love Of Gardening

When I was a kid, I thought gardening was stupid, a stupid waste of time.  My mom’s a big gardener and I can remember lots of summer days spent playing while she gardened, or being forced to help by weeding.  We had a big veggie garden, which even then I understood.  But flowers, they seemed like so much work for nothing.  And the chief task is trying to get one thing to stop growing -the weeds, and another to grow -the plants, a losing battle it seems.

Now that I’m a little older…I get it.  It’s worth the effort.  It’s even a pleasure most days to get your hands into the dirt, to see things grow, to enjoy the beauty of something so fleeting.  There are lessons to be learned in the garden.  It’s a place that teaches you patience, hope, plan B, diligence, and even how to take pleasure in simple things.  Gardening has become a joy to me.

flagstone garden path

I have quite a few little gardens around my house, especially considering how small my yard is, but my very favourite is my white garden.  You probably shouldn’t have a favourite…it’s like a mother having a favourite child, but there’s something about it.  Every flower in it is white…or at least pretty close to it.  It’s situated between my house, deck, fence and pergola, which forms a bit of courtyard.  It’s shaded in the morning, and sunny in the afternoon.

White Flowers

I have loved hunting for white flowers, it’s such an easy deciding factor at the nursery.  It’s white, I don’t have it, I should get it, lol.  Well, there’s always the price range issue, and at this stage in the game I’m pretty much out of room too.  After about 5 years now, I’ve even started taking out the unruly, or underperforming plants as a way to make room for the new, or more of my old favourites.

flagstone and river rock garden path

I wanted to share what I have flowering my in my white garden, and give you some ideas of what you might plant in an all white garden too.

spring garden

White garden 3

The overview of the garden gives you an idea of each section, it’s divided into four by the intersecting pathways.

crossing garden path design

What’s blooming right now in spring in my white garden?

Spring White Garden Plant Ideas

1. Primroses

 So pretty.  The standard variety, and the drumstick
White primrose

White drumstick primrose

2. Snow in Summer

A pretty little rock garden plant.

snow in summer blooming

3. Dwarf Iris

The dwarf iris are about to burst forth in bloom, just a couple peeking out now.

White dwarf miniature iris

The bulbs.  We do have some chipmunks and squirrels around so it’s a bit of a challenge -there were lovely white tulips but over the years I think they’ve all become snacks for my friends.

4. White Narcissus

I have a sweet little clump of white narcissus under the French Silk Lilac tree.

White narcissus

White narcissus

5. White Grape Hyacinths

The white grape hyacinths are blooming too.

White grape hyacinth

6. Spring Snowflake

One other sweet spring bulb is flowering, the “Spring Snowflake” -I had to look up the name.  It’s pretty bell-shaped flowers are so beautiful.

White spring bulb spring snowflake in the spring white garden

7. Bleeding Heart

The miniature fern-leaf bleeding heart is just starting to flower too.  It’s easy to grow and so pretty, and likes the shade back by the garden gate.

White fern leaf bleeding heart in the spring white garden

The larger white bleeding heart is not quite blooming yet, almost.

White bleeding heart in the spring white garden

8. Lilly Of The Valley

And another spring favourite just about to bloom is the Lilly of the Valley.

Lilly of the valley in the white garden

9. Flowering Almond

Another one that will be covered in blooms in a matter of days, this pretty little spring flowering almond bush.  My mom gave me this one, she started it from a bush that was my grandmas, and it always makes me think of my mom, and her mom when it blooms.

flowering almond in bud in the white garden

flowering almond

10. Japanese Anemone

I took most of the white Japanese Anemone out last year, but there’s still a few pieces of it left.  It’s very, very pretty, it just has a tendency to take over.

White Japanese anemone

That’s what’s blooming in spring, but there is much more to come.  

With a pretty white garden like this, life really is a party!

You might also like our Black and White Garden here.

Black and White Garden -an old garden is refreshed with a new pea gravel seating area, and lots of black and white accessories and plants, including a garden of all white plants.

Also check out our Teacup Fairy Garden here.

You might also like our DIY Cement Garden Markers here.

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