Bright Ideas for Springtime Bulbs
Enjoying a colorful garden of flowering bulbs come May means thinking about spring long before April showers. It may seem weird, preparing for your spring garden well before you’re even thinking about how long it takes to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey. But like that roasted 21-pound bird, bulbs need a lot of time if they’re going to “cook” properly. (Luckily, planting bulbs is easier than defrosting a frozen turkey at the last minute.) Learn when and how to plant spring-blooming bulbs this time of year.
Read Our Tulips…
Tulipa greigii and its cultivars last longer in gardens than typical hybrid tulips do because they’re slow to produce offsets. In addition, as this bulb renews itself each spring, it doesn’t have the numerous daughter bulbs to nourish, so the main bulb remains relatively large. Learn more about this first species tulip introduced directly from the wild. It’s a showstopper in the springtime landscape, from flower beds to rock gardens. (Just remember: You have to plant these bulbs now to enjoy their true beauty later!)