I love bulbs! They’re usually the first sign that spring is coming, and I look forward to seeing the tulip leaves poking out of my soil in mid-March. Though a majority of tulips are planted in August or September, you can plant a handful of bulbs in the Spring for showy colors later on in mid Summer. Get your hands dirty and plant these tulips, you’ll love how they look when they bloom!
Plant Begonias in the Spring for tons of beautiful color all year long. You can even start them indoors during the winter (in a pot of sorts) if you’re desperate for a gardening project! However, overwatering can sometimes kill Begonias. Gardeners should ensure that the top two inches of soil is completely dry before rewatering.
Calla Lillies Bulbs
I for one love the look of Calla Lillies. They’re just so interesting! If you plant them in March, these beauties will make their appearance in your garden in the early Summer months (think May or June!). Plant in partial shade, and place them in an area of your yard that is sure to be noticed because Calla Lillies will capture all!
Dahlias are fantastic because they require little work for a huge reward! Though these plants won’t make their mark in your garden until the late summer months, there’s no missing them once they do. Their blooms are just as impressive as that on a rosebush and many gardeners can’t resist wanting more!
I love Freesia bulbs because they smell exactly like citrus fruits. And who doesn’t love the smell of citrus fruits? Plant these bulbs in an area of full sun and expect them to make their entrance come late July or early August if planted in the Spring. Gardeners can even cut these flowers for a perfect accessory in cut flower arrangements!
Elephant Ear Bulbs
Elephant Ears aren’t like your usual bulb! Instead of a bright and dainty flower, these bulbs make an impact with their lush, green leaves. Once the danger of a late frost has passed, plant your Elephant Ears in an area of full sun. It’s important to note that because they are of a tropical variety, Elephant Ear plants do not do well when exposed to the cold. Plant only when temps are warm enough for bloom in late June or July.
Though most people don’t realize it, Shamrock plants are actually grown from a bulb! Great for groundcover, Shamrock plants are incredibly easy to grow: only requiring a watering twice a month. Soil should thoroughly dry out in between waterings. This plant is also deer resistant, making it the perfect landscaping option for those of you that live around them!
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