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 when you haven't yet considered how long it'll take 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, since 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!)