It is a fact that bulbs are the most attractive as well as the easiest way to plant flowers in a garden and take care of it. When in full bloom, any bulb garden will result in the most wonderful, attractive sight for any gardener or guest.
The fondest experience for any gardener is the sight of the first spring flowers peeking through the last snow of winter. These spring flowers have been long seen as a sign of new life. Whether it’s the delicate petals of aconite or the tiny, delicate blossoms of the snowdrop, it is difficult to beat the beauty of spring flower bulbs. These tiny buds are a sign that the long, cold days of winter are finally over and as a result this is the time to look forward to warmer weather.
Varieties of bulb plants fall under different families and have their own requirements as well as their own specifications. Thusly it is necessary to choose bulbs that are suitable for cultivation in your local environment. These plants possess various different shaped blooms which leads to a number of exotic varieties such as the traditional bell shape or the stately iris. To achieve these kinds of exotic bulbs, it is necessary to follow some simple steps for planting major bulb plants:
The Gladiolus is an easy-to-grow flower that is valued for use in floral arrangements. It produces tall spikes of large blossoms in a range of rainbow colours. It grows well in different kinds of soil and is easy to grow if the required amount of sunlight is met. It also requires good drainage for proper growth.
Lilies are a colourful addition to a garden or landscape and are easy to grow. Lilies bloom from mid-June to mid-September and these bulb plants require minimal care.
Iris reticulates during early spring blooms. These flowering bulbs are the most striking flowers in the world of gardening and are highly desired for their beauty. Iris bulbs originally came from high mountain areas of Western Asia and grow well in cold climates.
Dahlias are best planted in well drained, warm soil in April or May. These plants need a sunny location to bloom. They grow well in full morning sun along with some partial shade in the afternoon.
Crocus beds should be watered in the fall. In cold areas you need to cover newly planted beds with a 2 to 4 inch layer of mulch which helps in retaining moisture and insulating the corms for the winter.
Tulips are the most well-known as well as most easily recognized bulb plants. These bulb plants are mostly selected for their beauty and so they are the most popular bulbs among the professional growers as well as casual gardeners. Most of the variants of tulips are hybridized and are therefore available in different patterns that include fringed, pastels, bicolour, and tricolour as well as spotted tulips. In more mild climates, it is good to refrigerate tulip bulbs before they are ready for plantation. By feeding the proper amount of high quality, nitrogen rich fertilizer you will encourage multiple blooms.
Thus, if one wants the maximum out of their flower bulbs, they need to plant the bulbs according to the individual needs and specifications of their plantations. This will allow you to get the best results and the most rewarding benefits!
These bulb plants are available in many varieties of colours, shapes, and sizes as well as textures that one can plant to enjoy an awesome view of blooming flowers.
Daniel Clark is a professional gardener who is listing down important specifications for planting different kinds of flower bulbs.