After those drab winter months, what a joy to finally see the first flowers appear! They’re bringing bursts of color to flower beds, hedges and taller trees. Focus on the first flowers to appear in spring, signaling that finally, the weather has taken a turn for the better.
Bulbs are among the plants that have a 100% success rate for planting, even for beginner gardeners. All you need to do is plant them in fall, pointy tip upwards, at a depth of 3 times their height. In spring, wonderful, vigorous, colorful blooms will sprout from the ground!
Rocky gravel beds often look a bit drab in winter and at the beginning of springs. Perennials are still dormant, just barely starting to bud. Small spring bulb flowers – be they botanical varieties or more classic ones – have an uncanny ability to thrive in this type of context.