Summer bulbs which go in when the soil warms in spring can be the easiest and most satisfying way to give your garden a hit of exotic color and fragrance during the hottest months of the year. In general bulbs should occupy about 10 to 15 percent of the space in your flower beds and borders.
Now is the time for gardeners in most parts of the country to make plans for and order summer bulbs in order to get them in the dirt in April or May.
Bulb Garden Design Plan. Colorful foliage essential in any bulb garden design. Plus all the objects you add to the garden are 3D to make it look more realistic than a simple birds eye view like some of these planners support. Walk along your planting area spreading the bulbs.
Xit daffodil Narcissus Xit Zones 39 2. The Four Main Layers. The bed is 16 feet long and 6 feet wide.
After planting water deeply. A design to suit you Find inspiration and gain some practical insights for designing your garden. When choosing your flower bulbs we have found it helpful to use the four main layers that was provided by Garden Forever.
Winter garden ideas and plans can take place year-round. Plant small bulbs closer together. Download the plan here.
Here raised beds of pink and coral tulips are accentuated by grape hyacinth. Plan-A-Garden from Better Homes Gardens is easy to use because it supports drag and drop. Garden related activities are stress-relieving and mood-boostingtwo things we need to make it through the cold winter months.
Deadhead all bulbs after flowering to divert the plants energy into the remaining flowers. Spring bulbs in container gardens. You may want to save space and improve your gardens appearance by scattering the bulbs a little instead of planting them in a straight line.
Soak your bulbs in liquid plant food for half an hour before planting. Built into this layering system is already the timing in which each of these flowers will bloom. A bulb display plan to download.
This type of garden not only incorporates native trees and shrubs but wildflowers and native grasses as well. There are tons of awesome foliage colors that would look amazing with alliums. Best of all a natural garden can easily transform into a garden for all seasons.
Just plant the largest bulbs at the depth recommended on their packaging and layer smaller bulbs on top. The garden requires at least six hours of sunlight a day. Better Homes Gardens.
One of my favorite garden designs is the native garden. According to the international garden designer and bulbs specialist Jacqueline van der Kloet Bulbs dont need to overpower the spring landscape to have an impactIf we make the planting more natural-looking with interesting combinations of color and texture it adds dimension which is more sophisticated and ultimately more powerful. Garden designer James Alexander-Sinclairs bold bulb plan for a bulb-filled border offers a spectacular display of flowering bulbs from January to July.
Make sure they have adequate growing space on all sides. 7 Steps to Create a Layering Bulb Garden Step 1 Choosing your Bulbs. Winter Garden Ideas and Plans.
Position bulbs about 3 to 6 in 76 to 152 cm apart. A bulb display plan to download. Grape hyacinth Muscari armeniacum Zones 48 3.
If you find yourself missing your garden here are some ways for you to continue gardening in January. Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs. Save a few bulbs from each of your plantings in fall and pick a special spot to mix them together.
For instance you could choose a mid season tulip daffodil and grape hyacinth and create a one time show with larger groups of those three bulbs. To insulate the bulbs in winter cover the bed with at least 4 inches of mulch. To create larger beds double or triple the number of.
This competition is now closed. However some planning beforehand might be. A bouquet of spring bulbs.
It doesnt take a genius to design a natural garden. Bulbs are most often planted in drifts or small clumps but sometimes its nice to plant an in-the-ground bouquet. Some of my favorites are spirea honeysuckle weigela lilacs and rhododendrons.
The plan is customizable to your best advantage as a border or an island. Plant large bulbs several inches apart. After you decide what effect you want sketch out the area you plan to use for your garden indicating which flowers go where.
Treat them like annuals enjoy them for one seasons display and then discard them. Use smaller bulbs like grape hyacinth or scilla as a colorful border to frame a more formal bulb garden or the early-season greens in a vegetable plot. Create a rainbow in a container or plant several different flowers with a similar hue and varying bloom times for a ompact long-lasting garden display in your favorite color.
Tulips crocus hyacinth daffodilsPlace bulbs shoulder to shoulder across the surface of the soil leaving no space between them. Lasagna planting allows for a variety of colors sizes and textures in a single space. The 13 plant varieties are massed in numbers of each for maximum color and instant curb appeal.
If you want the most impressive spring bulb garden show plan your bulb garden to either all bloom at once or to have several different shows in each classification. Foliage is very important to help add color to gardens especially in the spring. Early Spring FlowersPlanting BulbsPlanting FlowersSaffron PlantCrocus FlowerSpring BulbsLilac FlowersGarden ContainersBulbs Garden Design.
Style guides Show garden inspiration Borrow some ideas from the garden designers at last years RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and give your garden a nip and tuck.