Spice up your Garden with Rare Flowering Bulbs

Things You Should Know About Gardening

by: Josh Gray

  • Any experienced gardener knows the secret to a beautiful garden is in the bulbs. Flowering bulbs are usually quite hardy and undemanding and can provide the most amazing shower of spring and summertime colors. Bulbs naturally package all the essentials they need to flourish and grow. All that's required is warming temperatures to bring the bulbs out of dormancy. The great thing about bulbs is the wide variety of colors and shapes you can produce.

    Many bulbs used by gardeners such as daffodil, crocus, hyacinth, tulip, and lily are common and can be found at your local lawn and garden center. For the more bold and adventurous, it can be very rewarding to obtain rarer flowering bulbs with unique colors and smells like Guinevere, Blackmore, and Landon Begonias. With the rise of the internet, anyone can now obtain rare and exquisite bulbs within the comfort of their own home. There are even websites like CouponChief.com that offer great online coupons and discounts for several online bulb vendors. Bulbs are usually shipped bare-root, right around planting time. Starting a beautiful bulb garden is possible in just a few weeks, depending on shipping times.

    Once you get your bulbs at home its time for planting. Make sure you are planting during the right time of year. You can plant in fall for spring-flowering bulbs or in spring for summer-flowering bulbs. Most Bulbs do well in pots or in planters, so your main consideration should be the type of soil required and the depth and spacing necessary to give your new bulbs plenty of growing room. Specific instructions for each type or rare bulb you decide on are easily obtained online and are most often supplied with your purchase. With a little thought and preparation, your garden will be blooming with flowers that will make your neighbors jealous. Now that you know the secret to a beautiful garden, just don't tell anybody, ok?

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