Gardeners can rely on these seven bulbs to be the star of their spring gardens. These are mostly planted during autumn so that they will bloom in time for the spring or you also start with bulbs already started and then move them into the ground.
They need minimal care and can bring gardens to life with their vibrant and dramatic colors. These bulbs are used to create a fuller look for a flower plot or a garden or to create wonderful patterns that will amaze everyone.
1. Dahlia. Dahlias are definitely the darling of the garden. These little flowers require minimal care and attention but give gardens abundant blooms in spring. When it comes to these little darlings, the more fertilizer, the happier. It grows well in deep holes with well-cultivated soil around it. For best results, gardeners should use compost in the soils and mix in organic fertilizer.
2. Onion. The giant flowering onion is another precious bulb for gardeners in the summer. Scientifically known as Allium giganteum, it is categorized in USDA zone 5. Gardeners need to plant it at least six inches deep and at least a foot away from each other. Its foliage are usually bluish-gray in color, star-shaped, and grows up to eighteen inches long and up to four inches wide. Its flowers are usually colored pinkish-purple. It grows in ordinary soils and with full or partial sun exposure.
3. Iris. Its most popular variants are the German Iris and the Bearded Iris. They usually bloom before the end of spring and can grow up to forty inches tall. These grow great with mulches that hold moisture such as peat and bark chips.
4. Green Anemone. Scientifically known as Anemone blanda, it is best planted at least two inches deep and at least three inches apart from each other. In place of petals, it shows off its beauty through its sepals which look like petals which grow up to two inches wide. It grows well in humus-rich loamy soils with high acidity levels. It needs protection from strong winds but can survive with partial sun exposure.
5. Lilies. Lilies love woodsy, rich, and slightly acidic soils. They key to its survival is reliable drainage. For optimum results, incorporate peat moss into the soil before planting. Keep the lilies at least a foot apart from each other. It loves mulches especially when added at the end of spring and in the middle of summer. We should not water the lilies, but the soil instead.
6. Glories. This glorious bloom is scientifically known as Chionodoxa lucilae. It is classified in USDA zone 4. It grows well in well-drained soil and it propagates easily through self-seeding. Gardeners need to plant it at least three inches deep and at least three inches away from each other.
7. Gladiolus. Scientifically known as Gladiolus callianthus, this flower will not just beautify the garden but also fill it with wondrous fragrance. It can grow up to three feet in height in moist yet well-drained soils. Classified under USDA zone 8-10, it loves moist soils.