Growing Flowering Plant Bulbs Galore!
We commonly use the terms Fall Bulb, Spring Bulb, or Flower Bulb when referring
to a wide range of plants for both spring and fall. Most likely you (and
I) have referred to flowers as bulbs, when they were actually Corms, Tubers,
Tuberous roots, or a Rhizome. Don't know the difference? Don't Care? That's
okay. You're in good company. What does matter, is that we plant the flowers
that we want to bloom in our home gardens. As we talk about them, we will
also refer to them somewhat generically as bulbs too!
If you want to have beautiful, spring flowers like Tulips, Daffodils and
Hyacinths, you have to plant them in the Fall. Planting bulbs is fun. Armed
with one tool, a bulb planter, this is a relatively easy task. And, it gets
you outdoors in the great fall weather.
In general, bulbs should be planted four to six weeks before the first frost
in your area. Typically, grown in flowerbed around your house or trees, Bulbs
prefer full sunlight and well drained, but moist soil.
Did you know? Flowering bulbs are "Geophytes". This scientific jargon
means that they have their growing point below the surface of the soil. Food
is stored in the bulb for use in the spring. Of course, we already knew that!
Speaking the language of bulbs, spring bulbs are planted in the spring. But,
they bloom in late summer or Fall. On the other hand, Fall bulbs are planted
in the fall and bloom in the spring.
Find Information on your favorite Flowering Bulbs:
Bat Flowers (Tacca Chantieri)
Convallaria(Lily of the Valley)
Flower Gallery lots of pictures.
Bulbs and Perennials - Great deals on a a wide assortment of your favorite
bulb and perennial flower.
Buy Flower, Vegetable and Herb Seeds Finest quality
Ferry Morse Seed, America's oldest seed company with their famous "guarantee
Buy Guarden Raised Garden Bed Frames Perfect for people
who aren't into building their own raised beds. These raised beds are attractive,
long lasting and affordable. Guarden raised bed frames are the strongest
in the industry. A greenhouse system can be added to them, too.
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