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Melinda's Garden Moment: Spring Flowering Perennials

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Add color to your spring garden with a variety of plants.

Spring bulbs, combined with early blooming perennials look great with the blossoms of a Betty magnolia.

Spring perennials like a long blooming hellebore have evergreen leaves, interesting blooms and are usually overlooked by the deer.

The delicate blue flowers of Brunnera make a great filler in the garden bed. The variegated leaves of many cultivars like Jack Frost brighten the shade throughout the season.

Lungwort's funnel-shaped flowers are favorites of hummingbirds and can be found in white, reddish-pink or pink fading to blue. The hairy leaves tend to discourage the deer and the variegated varieties lighten the shade.

The fine texture of the fern-leaf peony is the perfect backdrop for single or double red flowers.  Though the leaves fade in late summer their unique appearance has earned them a spot in many gardens.

For this and other gardening tips check out Melinda's website at www.melindamyers.com.

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