Enjoy them longer
Flower bulbs get great scores for sparkle and exuberance. They come in so many vibrant colours, too. It’s no wonder they’re such a delight in the garden. And they make their magic while the rest of the garden is still asleep. By planting flower bulbs, your garden can start blooming as early as January, so you don’t have to wait so long for that feeling of spring. To give you a good idea of when spring-flowering bulbs bloom, we’ve made a flowering schedule for the various kinds.
Flower bulbs give you another benefit, too: they are easy to add to your existing planting. You can plant them just about anywhere among other plants and even in a lawn. What about those spots beneath trees and shrubs? They’re also a cheerful note among perennials. Planting them in groups creates a striking colour effect. If you want a more natural look, plant single flower bulbs in several spots.
Planting flower bulbs is actually fun to do. What’s more, they give you a good reason to still be out enjoying the garden in the autumn. Spring will then hold a nice surprise when those first little shoots emerge above the ground. It’s always wonderful to see how flower bulbs planted under the ground grow and turn into stunning flowers. Here are the three steps in planting flower bulbs.