“Flower Bulbs” are the enveloping future for flowers to bloom. A complete flower starts growing from the bulb only. It in fact exists inside the bulb and waits to come out at the right time.
You can have a lovely flower garden easily with the flower bulbs. In order to derive maximum flower-pleasure you just have to decide how many flower bulbs you intend to plant in your garden. You also need to specify the colors and forms of these flower bulbs. In a way, you will have to select between mass planting and single blooms.
You ought to know the best time to plant the particular flower bulbs in your garden. During fall season it is best to plant the flower bulbs of Tulip, Crocuses, Daffodils, Snowdrops, and hyacinths. These flower bulbs would be ready to bloom in the spring season after a long winter.
Similarly, if you are looking for the summer blooming flowers then you must plant the flower bulbs of Alliums, Dahlias, Gladiolus, Lilies, Begonias and many others. If planted during the spring season, these bulbs will bloom in the summers.
You should also know how to arrange these flower bulbs and plant them in your garden.
Location is the key factor while deciding about the plantation. A location that drains well must be selected. An overly wet soil would not be proper as it will lead to rotting of the bulbs.
Bulbs should be planted with their pointed side up. Small bulbs should have a distance of 2-4 inches between them. If the bulbs are large in size then the parting distance should be around 6-8 inches and for extra-large bulbs this should be around 10-12 inches.
Sufficient sunlight is another important requirement for the flower bulbs to grow and bloom. Generally a direct sunlight for about 5-6 hours every day would be sufficient.
Planting the bulbs with minimum delay is very important. Do not keep them in your home after procuring the bulbs. Watch for the right range of ground-temperatures and if this is below 60 degrees Fahrenheit then better plant them at once.
Prior to the planting measure the average heights of all of the flower bulbs. Planting depth should be almost twice the height of the bulb.
Watering the whole area surrounding the bulb-plantation is always beneficial. Watering should be heavy as it will help the flower bulbs to settle well in the soil.
Planting the flower bulbs in large groups will give a great look to your garden landscape.Single ones normally give a feeling of stand-outs and should preferably be avoided. All the bulbs could be concentrated in a small patch. You may also consider planting different varieties of flower bulbs to give you a different mixed -colored appearance when they bloom. But do not let them over-crowded. If this happens then dig some of them up and replant in a better way.
The passing-way in your garden could be a better place to plant the flower bulbs. You can watch them each day when you pass by the way. Alternatively, an area that is easily watched while being inside of your home also can be selected for planting these bulbs.