Gardening Tips – Best Bulbs to Plant for Spring
Spring Planting – Some of the Very Best Bulbs Ever
By Anne Clarke
Some people are sad to see the cold weather go. For me, however, every season has its benefits and it is hard to pick a favorite, but there is, undoubtedly, nothing like the floral sights and scents of spring. With the best of the spring bulbs available, planted in early spring and virtually guaranteed to burst into bloom for the occasion. You could have the perfect garden to accentuate the start of the spring season.
Many of the early spring bulbs I will recommend are very small flowers, perfect for simple garden beds. Imagine a beautiful array of small blooming clusters framing your cement patio, a colorful and fragrant display adding a new depth to the overall ambiance of your outdoor décor. And these kinds of gardens are relatively simple to maintain as well, making it a great and hassle-free way to relax and unwind outside your home!
1. Scilla – otherwise known as Blue Siberian Squills
The Scilla will bloom especially early in the springtime, and it is a wonderful flower. The bloom spikes of this plant will last for a substantially long period of time, with beautiful clusters of color with blue, lovely, spring-scented flowers. These flowers are great for planting under spring flowering shrubs. Forsythia, azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons are perfect for planting Scilla flowers underneath, in these conditions the small flowers will thrive.
2. Chionodoxa, also known as Snow Glories
The Glory of the Snow in the dawning of the spring: these beautiful early blooms are a wonderful way to begin the end of the melting snow with the arrival of a pillowy spring snow all across your garden floor. They grow only approximately four to five inches high, looking especially exquisite when planted together in large drifts. The flowers will multiply at an incredibly increasing rate. They are star – shaped and a pale spring blue. These flowers will thrive in both light and in the shade. Because many of the examples of flowers I will provide are small in stature, they will look their very best if you plant many in one place.
3. My third example is the Muscari: also called the Grape Hyacinth
These flowers are not actually Hyacinth, if you look closely however, they mark and incredible likeness to flowers in the hyacinth family. They have the same features: the same kinds of clusters of little flowers that bloom, multiplying like weeds. Plant these where they can reproduce freely, they are great yard flowers – if you have a tasteful preference for beautiful, spreading weeds. Of course, along with the Muscari flower, I would recommend any hyacinth, really. They are alluringly sweet smelling blooms that are simple to grow and great to enjoy.
4. Lastly I will mention the Crocus flower:
Crocus flowers come in a range of pale colors from sweet blue, to yellow, to a fragrant white. They grow and fill your garden beds with a swiftness and ease. A pool of tiny alluring blooms for you to enjoy all through the warmer season. More is always better, just as with the other spring bulbs I have mentioned. Plant them in well drained, most preferable soil and they will multiply annually.
The very best thing is that these kinds of gardens are relatively simple to maintain as well, making it a great and hassle-free way to relax and unwind outside your home!
Imagine the beautiful array of small blooming clusters framing your cement patio, a colorful and fragrant display adding a new depth to the overall ambiance of your outdoor décor.
Anne Clarke writes numerous articles for websites on gardening, parenting, fashion, and home decor. Her background includes teaching, gardening, and fashion. For more of her articles on gardening, please visit outdoorgardenfurniture.net, supplier of high quality Outdoor Wood Furniture and Garden Chairs.