If you want a garden filled with flowers in spring, plant bulbs and tubers in fall. As they rest beneath the soil during winter, they are getting ready to shine in spring.
It’s almost that time of the year again: time to plant flower bulbs. If you turn the planting into a fun event, you will be finished in no time. Pick a nice day with some glorious fall sunshine, and ask someone to help. You can turn planting into a real garden party with your partner, neighbors, and kids. Make sure you have some sweet treats and coffee and tea to hand, and enjoy the outdoors together.
If you want lots of fluttering butterflies and buzzing bees in your garden, make sure there are plenty of flowers, such as spring-flowering bulbous plants. The bright colors, nectar and pollen provide a veritable feast for bees, butterflies, and other insects.
If the first green shoots after winter always make you happy, why not put some flower bulbs out in a pretty balcony planter or pot? They will really help bring that spring fever to your balcony or terrace. Plant them in fall and put or hang them near your window. Spring will come knocking on your door before you know it!
Allium has been awarded Flower Bulb of the Year 2023. And not without reason! This majestic and imposing flower combines beautifully with other bulbs and perennials in the garden. What’s more, Alliums are a trusty friend to bees and butterflies. They are not only beautiful, but also good for biodiversity.
Due to urbanization, people have less and less space to live and garden, and the outdoor space that is available thus becomes ever more valuable. Besides the traditional use, gardens now fulfil other functions as well, such as a place to exercise or work. Three-dimensionality has become the ultimate goal.
The effects of climate change make us realize ever more that nature is a formidable element in our lives. There is a sense of urgency as a result of the realization that if we save the earth, we will also save ourselves. This realization causes not only fear, but also decisiveness, which can be witnessed in the trend in wild gardens.