Saturday 26 November 2022

What to Look for When Purchasing Flower Bulbs?

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{This is a collaborative post}

Do you know what to look for when you're buying new flowers? In this article, we discuss multiple tips for you to follow.

It's important to get the best flower bulbs possible when it's time to plant spring-flowering ones like daffodils and tulip bulbs. Most options will be available in just about all instances when you shop online or via a catalogue. However, you should only purchase the highest quality bulbs. 

1. Make sure to choose bulbs that can withstand being suckled on by animals.

Are you sick of seeing your tulips and crocuses chopped in half every spring? You should instead go out and get some flower bulbs that are resistant to animals, including alliums and Eranthis hyemalis.

2. Test out some shade-tolerant bulbs.

Your garden will probably become darker as time goes on, thanks to the growth of trees and bushes. Bulb plants that grow in partial shade include bluebells, several varieties of lilies, and others.

3. Plant some early-blooming bulbs.

Additional early-season color from smaller (often flowering) bulbs like winter aconite, snowdrops, and crocus may keep your garden in bloom for weeks before the calendar says it should. Moreover, experts suggest using these little plants to prolong the season.

4. Don't forget the three seasons.

Early, mid-season, and late planting are three of the main gardening aphorisms. Choose carefully among the various species and cultivars in the genus, not only picking for colour or size, but for bloom period, to produce a lengthy display of several types of blooming plants (such as tulips, lilacs, daylilies, daffodils, peonies, and more). This is especially true with light bulbs. If you plan ahead, you may enjoy tulips for about two months and the rest of the flowers for nearly as long or longer. Reputable stores offering tulip bulbs for sale organise available options in catalogues to make shopping easier.

5. Think out of the box. 

Feel free to place an order for a flower bulb species you've never cultivated before. Also, don't be wasteful with your quantities; if you want to make an impression, get five of anything instead of one, or ten onesies instead of five. How are we supposed to grow if we don't expand our horticultural horizons and plant more opulently? Seasoned gardeners suggest including flower bulbs with a more daring and artistic approach.

6. Evaluate several offers, but don't skip the fine print.

Don't be deceived by the fact that prices fluctuate significantly from one catalogue to the next. If an offer seems too good, it probably isn't. You should check the specifications to see what kind of bulb you'll get. If you're on a tighter budget and yet want a rich display of flowers, naturalizing combinations might be a nice option.

The Time to Buy Spring Bulbs is Now.

Take note that pineapple lilies and other similar bulbs are only available in the spring. You should write a reminder in your calendar now to purchase them at that time. Nevertheless, consider the tips for buying flower bulbs stated above, and thank us later. Happy gardening!

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