Each season brings its own sweet charms to the garden. But after a foggy autumn and a biting cold winter you’re probably aching for your garden to show signs that cute little spring flowers are coming in.
Such blooms truly bring a smile to your lips! And, for sure, because they’re announcing that spring is coming soon, with even more flowers and growth around the garden.
Did you know that there are bulb flowers that bloom in spring and keep your garden lively from January all the way up to May? Every month, like a relay, a new flower pops up to bring yet another smile on our faces.
Facing off the rigors of January
Even under thick snow, the little flowers force their way through and bloom.
The subtle snowdrops are, with fresh hellebore, the messengers of spring.
Days grow longer in February
A color boost in March
March is when the garden bursts into color. Colorful bulbs like anemone (Anemone), cyclamen, blue grape hyacinth (Muscari), narcissus, daffodil (Narcissus), ornithogalum (Ornithogalum nutans) and squill (Scilla siberica) bloom for our appraising enjoyment.
This month, blue grape hyacinth will release their fragrance in the entire garden. And it’ll attract bees like a magnet!
April, a month for tulips
In April, you’ll savor the blooming of the most popular flower bulb: tulip (Tulipa).
And on the sidelines, perennials also start their vegetation, such lush growth!
May still has something to say
Planting bulbs in 4 steps
- Rake the soil to break it up or use a soil turner.
- Dig a hole that’s about 3 times as wide as the bulb/tuber is.
- Place the bulbs in the hole with the tip facing up and the root bunch facing down.
- Cover with soil.
It also makes sense to dig a wider hole or trench, like a “bed”, where you can plant a great many bulbs together.
The best time to plant bulbs is from September to December, before the first frost spells.