What to plant this spring: try adding Spring Ephemerals to your garden
Spring Ephemerals are native plants that help feed pollinators, making these plants a great addition to your garden. The bloom times vary within the March to June time frame. As the heat of Summer starts, these plants tend to disappear, creating space for other native perennials to start showing blooms and foliage. Check out the PDF of 10 Spring Ephemerals to find one or two that might work in your garden plan.
The U of I Extension is also a great resource for planting information. Click here for an article on Spring Ephemerals: https://extension.illinois.edu/news-releases/early-blooming-spring-ephemerals-flowers-welcome-warmer-weather