In my previous 2 posts, I discussed planting bulbs for spring flowers. This is one of several excellent flower garden ideas. In this post, I suggest my favorite bulbs to plant.
My favorite spring flowering bulbs:
Tulip bulbs – Tulips are beautiful planted in a group. They come in many colors – red, yellow, pink, orange, white, purple, and bi-colored. They can grow in zones 3-7. They do not do well in warmer climates.
They bloom from mid to late spring. They should be planted at a depth of 5-8 inches depending on the size of the bulb. Spacing should be approximately 3 inches apart. Tulip bulbs do very well in beds and borders. Average height can vary from 6-16 inches depending on the variety.
Daffodil bulbs – These flowers are also called narcissus or jonquils. Daffodils come in many different colors, sizes, and shapes. Their primary colors are yellow, white, and bi-colored. They can be grown in zones 4-9.
Different varieties of daffodil bulbs bloom from very early spring to late spring. They should be planted at a depth of 8 inches. But some early varieties can be planted 5 inches deep. They should be spaced approximately 3 inches apart.
Average height can vary from 8-20 inches depending on the variety. They do very well in beds, borders, and woodland settings.
Hyacinth bulbs – Hyacinths bulbs grow best in zones 5-8. They don’t perform as well in warmer climates. Their flowers are in the form of clusters on a spike.
Colors include red, white, blue, purple, pink, yellow, and lavender. Hyacinths grow from 6 to 12 inches tall.
Crocus bulbs – The crocus bulb is sometimes classified as a corm. Crocus is one of the earliest blooming flowers in the spring. Colors include blue, yellow, white, and purple. Their foliage is grass-like.
Crocus bulbs can be planted at a depth of 5 inches. They should be spaced 1-2 inches apart. They do well in beds and woodland settings.
Anemone – There are many varieties of Anemone. They bloom in the early to mid spring. They have various colors including blue, white, and rose.
They should be planted 3-5 inches deep and 2-4 inches apart. They do very well in beds and woodland settings.
Planting bulbs for spring flowers is definitely one of my best flower garden ideas. Just remember that fall is the time to plant them.