You may think it's too early, but February and March are the ideal time to plant certain spring-flowering bulbs, including:
- Tulips: Tulips are one of the most popular spring-flowering bulbs, and come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and shapes. They are hardy and easy to grow, and are best planted in well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.
- Daffodils: Daffodils are a classic spring-flowering bulb, known for their cheerful yellow blooms. They are very hardy and will come back year after year, and are best planted in well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.
- Hyacinths: Hyacinths are a fragrant spring-flowering bulb, with spikes of showy blooms in shades of blue, pink, red, purple, and white. They are ideal for planting in pots or in the garden, and are best planted in well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.
In conclusion, February and March are the ideal time to plant many popular spring-flowering bulbs. Whether you prefer bold, showy blooms or delicate, charming flowers, there are plenty of options to choose from. Just be sure to choose the right location, with well-drained soil and adequate sunlight, and to follow the planting instructions on the packaging for best results.
Plant summer-flowering bulbs
It won't be long before you can start planting summer-flowering bulbs and ensure yourself of a colourful summer garden. Summer-flowering bulbs are a great way to bring color and life to your garden during the warmer months. With a variety of options to choose from, you'll be able to find the perfect plants to suit your style and preferences. In this blog, we'll take a look at some of the most popular summer-flowering bulbs, how long it takes from planting to harvest, and whether you should plant them in containers or in loose soil.
- Dahlia: Dahlias are a popular choice for summer gardens, with their large, showy blooms in a variety of colors, from deep reds and purples to bright pinks and yellows. They take around 3-4 months from planting to harvest, and can be planted either in containers or directly into the ground.
- Lilies: Lilies are another popular choice for summer gardens, with their tall, elegant stems and fragrant flowers. They can take anywhere from 4-8 months to mature, depending on the variety, and are best planted directly into the ground.
- Gladiolus: Gladioli are known for their spikes of large, brightly colored flowers that bloom in a range of colors, from soft pinks and purples to vibrant oranges and reds. They take around 3-4 months from planting to harvest and are best planted directly into the ground.
- Begonia: Begonia are a versatile summer-flowering bulb, with options ranging from large, showy blooms to delicate, intricate flowers. They can take anywhere from 3-5 months from planting to harvest, and are often grown in containers, as they prefer well-drained soil and protection from strong winds.
- Caladium: Caladium are prized for their lush, tropical foliage, with heart-shaped leaves in a range of colors, from bright green to vibrant reds and pinks. They take around 3-5 months from planting to harvest and are often grown in containers, as they prefer warm, moist conditions.
Buy spring- and summer-flowering bulbs at Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre
Spring-flowering and summer-flowering bulbs are a great way to bring color and life to your garden, with a variety of options to choose from. Whether you prefer showy blooms or delicate foliage, there's a summer-flowering bulb to suit your style. When planting, consider the mature time, whether the bulb should be planted in containers or directly into the ground, and the preferred growing conditions of each variety. Visit Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre and enjoy our wide range of bulbs!