Spring Bulbs

Spring Bulbs

No one can resist the supreme beauty of spring. The season is full of plants filled with flowers of different colors and fragrance. A sudden breeze gives a soothing freshness of flowers. These are spring bulbs, which give life to the season. Spring bulbs are plants that are sown in spring season. While planting spring bulbs, you are actually expressing hope for tomorrow. Bulbs, awakened by time and temperature, are by far the most reliable of plants. They give you the announcement that spring has come. Spring bulbs bloom in spring and then lie dormant for a year. They can be left in the ground unless they require dividing, because after years they can begin to crowd. Spring bulbs have unique food storing capabilities also. These are planted while they are dormant, then grow and bloom, then store food before going dormant again. It is very important while planning to plant spring bulbs, set them where they can be watched.

There are some important guidelines we may need to consider before planting spring bulbs. Good drainage is a must for healthy bulbs and it is important that you water them frequently and in accurate quantity. Do not plant your bulbs in soggy or low-lying areas of your garden, as water will pool in these areas during spring thaw. Have good drainage and healthy soil once the place for spring bulbs is finalized in the garden. By following some basic steps great blooms can be expected year after year.

When buying bulbs look for healthy bulbs that are firm with no soft spots or white mold as these are signs of poor quality ones. Do not forget they are an investment in the garden and a part of the home. Bulbs do not require any fertilizers at the point of spring planting but for really vigorous growth, you may feed them with ultra growth plant food and nutrition. Spring flowering bulbs offer a reliable colorful display just when you need it most and they require very little effort. Choose bulbs suited to your area and many will improve annually. The trick to growing large, healthy flowering bulbs is to prepare the soil well at planting. A rich, well draining soil with a balanced pH will feed the underground bulb well. When the bulbs have finished flowering, cut back the flower stalks to ground level. It can get ugly, but let the foliage of the flowering bulbs die back naturally. Resist the temptation to cut it back while it is still green, but floppy. The bulb needs this time to photosynthesize and make food reserves to produce next year’s flowers. Through the fall and winter, you only need to worry about watering your bulbs if you’re having a particularly dry season. Come spring, you should be well rewarded for all your efforts. It is better also to consider professional help of a gardener for beginners. Once you have learnt the ways, you can take full credit for the lovely garden bloom.