Planting Bulbs for Summer Flowers

Planting bulbs is the best inexpensive way to fill your garden with the biggest variety of colorful flowers of all shapes and sizes. The act of bulb planting is a traditional fall gardening activity and there’s only a few important bits of information you really need to know. The process itself is simple, and knowing how to do it properly will allow you to create a spectacular display year after year that will delight your senses. Planting bulbs is a wonderful way to brighten up the garden and enjoy the summer sun. It’s all so fun because by spring time you have forgotten all about them and then they come up and surprise you.

Bulbs are often categorized according to their hardiness, time of bloom, and size. They should be planted with their points facing upwards. Bulbs should have 8 to 10 hours of daily sunlight, but don’t restrict planting to areas that receive full sun year-round. Bulbs are great for layering. You can plant the bulbs at their various depths and have flowers starting with the crocus popping out in the early spring continuing on with the daffodils, tulips. As the months continue you can see your bulbs show off lilies and irises into the later months finishing off with the showy dahlias of summer and early fall. Bulbs such as snowdrops and bluebells often establish better when planted ‘in the green’ after the bulbs have flowered. They can suit many garden styles, from the formal gardens which surround buildings to natural-looking woodland or meadow gardens to the small urban plot.

Once you start planting bulbs and come to enjoy the results of your labor, you may become addicted to these spring “role-players” in your garden. Start identifying those open spots in your garden and visualize a spring tapestry of colorful bulbs. There are a great variety of flowering bulbs of all colors, shapes and heights for the coming spring’s garden; if you mix it up and plant numerous varieties and species, you’ll have flowers for as long as six weeks.

If you are just starting gardening, you will find planting bulbs to be easy, so keep reading and prepare to gill your garden with blooming flowers and plants.With just a little work, bulb flower gardening returns your efforts with an array of diverse and colorful blooms. As with all gardening, bulb planting is the most pleasurable after a good solid rain. Many of us are only family with the spring flower bulbs like tulips and daffodils, but bulbs are plants and flowers that get bloom in your garden throughout the seasons.

In fact, many experienced gardeners find that planting bulbs is a pleasant way to fill the hours required for the holiday roast to reach perfection. For many gardeners planting bulbs is associated with autumn. The great thing about it is that if you are just a little patient, you will get more bulbs out of the deal. In essence, the act of planting bulbs is a quick and easy way to make your garden come to life when spring arrives. If gardening at its core is an activity of optimism, then planting bulbs is one of its most profound gestures of hope and faith.