Surround your home with color and beautifully shaped blooms. Summer bulbs hold their own among the showiest flowers, and they are easy to maintain.
The flowers of ranunculus look as if they’re made of crepe paper. Available in both single- and double-flowering varieties, blooms range in size from 1 to 4 inches wide.
Most impressive are the double blooms, which are solidly packed with petals. Ranunculus blooms in a wide palette of colors, including white, red, yellow, orange, and pink.
Newer varieties offer the largest flowers and the full color range. Reaching heights of 12 to 14 inches, the lush blossoms start appearing in July and August. Each ranunculus bulb produces six to eight flowers at intervals of one or two weeks, so you’ll have lots of flowers for show and cutting.
Tulip-Perhaps the most popular of all bulbs!
We can buy tulip bulbs in virtually all colours, including a purple so deep that it looks black. And by planting a selection of varieties of this perennial, we can enjoy their beauty from early spring through early summer. Tulips are very easy to grow: just plant the bulb, and you’ll be rewarded with jewel-bright color!
With a wealth of colors (cream, green, orange, pink, purple, red, white, yellow, apricot, black, blue, and many more!) and forms available, Tulips can provide years of fantastic color, and sometimes, lovely fragrance! Plant Tulip bulbs this fall, and your spring garden will be the envy of the neighborhood!
Cheerful, colorful Tulip flowers welcome the arrival of spring.No other flower rewards the gardener more lavishly for just putting a bulb into the ground! From jewel-toned miniatures to the dazzle of huge lush doubles.
Hyacinth is one of the most popular bulbs for indoor flowers. These spring-flowering bulbs give forth in a burst of color that lasts for about two weeks—and better yet, they’re delightfully scented.
The standard hyacinth is a Hyacinth Orientalis hybrid—and there are many. Pick your hyacinth based on its color.Popular varieties include pink, blue, and purple.
The process of forcing a spring bulb like a hyacinth is time-consuming and requires keeping the bulbs chilled for months at a time. At the end of the process, you’re rewarded with a plant that lacks the beauty of its first bloom (forced bulbs are deprived of nutrients).
The Gladiolus features a tall, striking stalk of blooms, and proudly fills the summer with beautiful, bright colors. Though you might have already fallen in love with lovely flowers, but there are more to know about them.
Originally only about seven varieties of gladiolus existed naturally in South Africa. From these seven original species, more than 10,000 cultivated varieties of the gladiolus exist today.
This means gardeners today can pick nearly any variety of the plant imaginable. Gladioli are available in varied heights, sizes, types of blooms, colors of blooms, and patterns of blooms. There is a gladiolus to complement every garden and every bouquet out there.
With a gladiolus, you do not need to include a card expressing your feelings because the plant itself carries and imparts symbolic meaning to the recipient. Gladioli express strength of character, remembrance, faithfulness, and moral integrity. The gladiolus, hence its name, is also meant to pierce the heart of the recipient, conveying infatuation.
Recommended Planters : Planters by Size
Choose planters according to size required for your plants for various purposes and locations.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.