Now is the time to buy and plant flowering bulbs for next spring. Bright, beautiful flowers can work in any landscape design.
Lots of gardeners use bulbs to create borders and clean lines. But you can also use them to more natural effect. Try gently tossing a few handfuls of bulbs into the spaces under trees, allowing them to roll where they may. Then plant them where they land, rather than in rows, for a look that reflects the random harmony of nature. Mix colors and varieties, and include those that bloom early, mid-, and late-season for longer enjoyment.
It’s worth the investment to purchase good bulbs, preferably from a nursery or mail-order house. If you’re buying them locally, make sure they’re firm.
Plant bulbs to a depth of two-and-a-half times their height. Include a little bone meal with the planting, then wait for spring.
Daffodils are the most rewarding and they will multiply year after year. Other popular choices are lily of the valley and crocus. Avoid tulips, because they most likely will not bloom year after year. North Georgia’s winter temperatures are too warm for proper tulip dormancy.
Invite Suzanne from Art of Stone landscaping, Georgia to help you decide which flowers will work best and where. We are a full service landscape design and installation company.