Autumn Gardening – Perfect for Bulbs
“Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.” ~ William Arthur Ward
If you are of the mindset that as this cool weather encroaches, the planting season is over, entertain removing your shovel and gloves from the storage box and heading back into the garden! Autumn is in fact the ideal time to plant the bountiful bulb.
From just one planting, you can expect enjoyment for decades. Many bulbs are native to this area, deer resistant, and low maintenance. Many of them also naturalize, which means they spread throughout the area you’ve planted, so you are able to fill a large area with just a few. They typically fare beautifully as cut flowers, and while some bloom early, others bloom late. This offers great variety and a prolonged season of fabulous blossoms.
Bulb flowers and foliage offer lots of shapes, colors, and varieties — not just the traditionally thought of daffodil, tulip, and crocus … though those come quite varied in color and shape as well.
Be sure to show off your bulbs properly by including the tall bloomers in the back of a border or bed and the short bloomers up front, where their colorful flowers will have the biggest impact. By marking
planting location with color coded golf tees, you can remember which bulbs you placed where, in order to avoid planting over them with perennials when springtime welcomes us again.
Check out height, bloom times, and sun/shade requirements before you make your selections. There is truly a perfect set of bulbs for each garden. Feel free to plant many different varieties at once to enjoy a symphony of color!
If you are interested in enjoying bulbs in your landscape or garden, but would prefer to have a professional’s help, please feel feel to give us a call to take advantage of a complimentary consultation.
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