Let yourself be at peace with pergolas and flower gardens

Adding new flowers to your garden is sure to bring joy to the eye and fragrant scent to passers-by! Each bloom should light up days no matter where it is planted. Keep things fresh by mixing up what you plant each season, with pops of color from annuals and perennials that return year after year, plus spring-flowering bulbs, evergreens and flowering shrubs. You can even add winter blooming plants to brighten the darkest days of the year! Having many types of flowers gives you more color to keep and also creates habitat and food for pollinators like bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.

Before buying any flowers, however, read the plant label or description and check which perennials or shrubs are a good fit for your USDA Hardiness Zone. You should also consider how much sun or shade it needs. Sun lovers will not bloom in the shade, and shade lovers will sizzle in the afternoon sun.

Read on for tons of flower names, plus pictures and other must-know information, then start daydreaming and planning which types to order or shop for your discounts this spring. Whether your garden is large or small, rustic or formal, you’re sure to be inspired by them! All are amazing in their own way, from the most popular to the most unique.