How to Choose the Right Bulbs for Your Spring Flower Garden

 


Article by: Linda Jenkinson

Choosing the right bulbs , Patio Cover Designs involves more than just selecting colors , Planting Trees and Shrubs and cultivars. Timing, bulb , Flowers, An Annual Event size, and most importantly, bulb , Lap Pools Great Exercise Inside Or Any Size Backyard health are equally significant factors in designing your spring garden. , Common Landscaping Tools For Every Landscaper

Before purchasing any bulbs, , Flowers, An Annual Event know the differences in bulb , Tips for Choosing a Chiminea for Your Backyard or Patio types. Along with true bulbs, , How to Get Ideas for Designing Your Garden several types of flowers, , The Hosta A Shade Loving Perennial sold as bulbs, , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the Planting grow , The Hosta A Shade Loving Perennial from the underground stem growth of rhizomes, tubers, and corms.
  • True bulbs , Create Your Own Special Herb Garden are rounded, self-sufficient, underground storage organs. True bulbs , Park Benches - Making the Right Choice are an incubator for a flower , Common Landscaping Tools For Every Landscaper bud embryo already inside. , Improve Garden Soil with Cover Crops
  • Many perennial flowers , The Secret of Rooting Cuttings grow from tubers, which are flat , Flowers, An Annual Event underground stems that store food , Trees and plant , Gardens Provide Peaceful Sanctuaries energy.
  • Corms are thick underground stems that produce the new roots, , Introduction to Botany leaves and flowers , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the Planting of their cultivars.
  • Rhizomes are modified plant , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the ing stems that grow , Artificial Flowers Are They A Solution? horizontally under the surface of the soil. , No Dig Gardens - How to Build One New growth emerges from several different points along each rhizome.
Bulb Health

The first part in selecting healthy , Outdoor Lighting bulbs is knowing the bulb , Why Patio Benches are a Great Place to Relax and Enjoy parts.
  1. The tunic of a bulb , The Hosta A Shade Loving Perennial is the paper-like outside , Planting Trees and Shrubs of the bulb , Hibiscus that protects it from damage and keeps it from drying out.
  2. The scale leaves are under the tunic and hold all the nutrients needed to grow , Planting Trees and Shrubs the cultivar.
  3. The first parts of the plant , Feeding the Hummingbirds to push through the soil , Introduction to Botany are the immature leaves, closely followed (or so we hope) by the flower , The Hosta A Shade Loving Perennial bud and the stem.
  4. The roots , Cheap Ideas For Garden Landscaping of bulb , Planting Trees and Shrubs cultivars grow , Gardens Provide Peaceful Sanctuaries from the basal plate, which lies at the bottom of each bulb. , Tips for Choosing a Chiminea for Your Backyard or Patio


  5. Healthy bulbs , Tomatoes: Apples Of Love are firm, well rounded, and heavy for their size. Although bulbs , Tomatoes: Apples Of Love come in a range of colors, , Wild Flower Garden - Make Amends...Your Plants Will Love It some even with distinctive patterns, color , Lap Pools Great Exercise Inside Or Any Size Backyard should be uniform with no dark patches or light , Outdoor ing splotches. Discard any bulbs , The Best Fertilizing Tips For A Green Healthy Lawn with weak spots or spongy area, which are signs of rot caused by disease , Create Your Own Special Herb Garden or other damage.

    Bulb Size

    A double-edged tip , No Dig Gardens - How to Build One for selecting bulbs , Rosemary: The Herb of Remembrance and Friendship is "the bigger the bulb, , Tips for Choosing a Chiminea for Your Backyard or Patio the bigger the bloom".

    First, it helps you select cultivars and decide where to place , Wild Flower Garden - Make Amends...Your Plants Will Love It them in your spring , Gardening Tips To Excite Toddlers And Preschoolers flower garden. , ing Tips To Excite Toddlers And Preschoolers For instance, crocus and anemone bulbs , Create Your Own Special Herb Garden are tiny imps that beg a front row or outside , Planting Trees and Shrubs border seat, while giant tulip , Tomatoes: Apples Of Love or daffodil bulbs , A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw stand tall in back rows or keep watch over the center of your garden. , Growing Tomatoes A Hobby for Everyone Second, larger bulbs, , Tomatoes: Apples Of Love within a particular cultivar, are generally more robust than smaller bulbs , Planting Trees and Shrubs and produce stronger, healthier plants , How to Plan and Successfully Grow Your Tulip Garden and blooms.

    Timing

    When choosing bulbs , Park Benches - Making the Right Choice for a spring , Creating a Balanced Garden Pond flower garden, , Planting for Wildlife consider both when they need to be planted as well as when you want them to appear. Most spring , Landscaping Tips bulbs need to be planted in late summer , Common Landscaping Tools For Every Landscaper or autumn. , Tips for Choosing a Chiminea for Your Backyard or Patio However, the reasons for the timing in planting spring , Introduction to Botany bulbs usually aren't relative to when the bulbs , Planting for Wildlife sprout in the spring. , Planting for Wildlife Rather, bulbs , Introduction to Snow Blowers usually need to be planted when it is cool enough to keep them from sprouting, but warm enough to allow roots , Growing Great Strawberries to become established before winter. , Improve Garden Soil with Cover Crops

    All spring , Aluminum Strap Patio Furniture for the Poolside bulbs need a cool weather , Growing Great Strawberries rest period below 50°F in order to sprout successfully. If your climate , Rosemary: The Herb of Remembrance and Friendship is warm, you'll need to provide them with a simulated winter , Artificial Flowers Are They A Solution? before planting them.

    "¢ Tulips "” 14 weeks
    "¢ Hyacinths "” 12 weeks
    "¢ Snowdrops and scilla "” 6 weeks
    "¢ Crocus "” 4 weeks

    Although crocuses and windflowers are tiny, they are brave little imps and often the first heralds of spring. , Common Landscaping Tools For Every Landscaper Generally, they'll be followed by smaller tulip , Landscaping Tips cultivars and narcissus. Still, even some of the larger daffodils and giant tulip , Asian Lily Beetles - A New Garden Threat hybrids may surprise you with an early appearance.

    The best way to try to synchronize bulb , Rosemary: The Herb of Remembrance and Friendship growth with your garden , No Dig s - How to Build One plan is to check the growth patterns of each individual cultivar before purchasing and planting the bulbs. , Wild Flower Garden - Make Amends...Your Plants Will Love It
    Linda is an enthusiastic gardener, researcher and author of  http://www.gardening-guides.com  at this site you find heaps of information , The Hosta A Shade Loving Perennial and the solution to most gardening , Create Your Own Special Herb Garden issues. She did a lot of work on our extensive "How To" section.

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