I've never gardened before, but we recently purchased a home and it needs quite a bit of planting done as they were in the middle of redoing the landscaping when we purchased. I would like to add some color with flowers. I've read that many of these plants should be planted in fall to bloom in the spring. Can I grow them indoors and transplant them in May? I'm in zone 6a, I've read, and the last frost according to the Farmer's Almanac is in the first week of May.
My short version is: How can I see flowers this year?
Also, any good sources for new gardeners? I found a blog called "You Grow Girl" that had a lot of inspiration pics but am looking for additional sources.
Thanks so much.