Channel 7: Summer Flowering Bulbs

March 22, 2010

Channel 7: Summer Flowering Bulbs

As you remember from last fall, we all planted bulbs such as Tulips, Daffodils, and Hyacinth.  And you may have noticed that some of the Daffodils are starting to push up through the ground.  A sign that spring is almost here!

There are still many bulbs that add so much color, beauty, and uniqueness to your gardens that the time to plant is just around the corner.  Bulbs such as Dahlias, Begonias, Lilies and Gladiolas.  These plants bloom from June through October.  They shouldn’t be planted until May because of the frost danger.  However, they can be planted in a greenhouse or inside to get a jump start on the growing season.

In addition to your flower beds, these bulbs make great additions to your containers too!  This is an idea to expane your choices beyone the expected annuals and tropical plants that are typically planted in decorative containers.  These bulbs thrive in the sun and heat.

The bulbs need to be planted a minimum of 4″ deep.  They need to be planted that gets watered regularly and the soil drains well.  A couple of months later you will have beautiful blooms.  You can begin buying the colors and varieties you like at your local garden centers and nurseries.

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