Sure, it snowed today and it looked a bit like a whiteout, but just 30 minutes later it was sunny. It feels like we’re on the eighth step of some program we didn’t sign up for where third winter has just taken hold, but truly, Spring has to be on its way, right? There were birds singing this morning before the mini-blizzard popped up, so I’m choosing to be optimistic.

One of the very best parts of Spring is all the new growth. The vibrant colors and intoxicating smell of all the new plants, trees and flowers are really what makes Spring so amazing. You know that in Wisconsin we have some of the very best botanical gardens, so this list isn’t going to send you there. You know where to find those and that they’ll be home to some of the most brilliant displays of flowers you could ever desire. This list is 10 amazing places to find color this Spring that you might not be so familiar with. A little more off the beaten path and less popular, these spots are also less-crowded while still giving you your fill of Spring sights, sounds and smells.

Where are your favorite spots to find color when Spring comes? Let us know about them in the comments!

When summer comes, make plans to enjoy Door County’s Lavender farms.

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