Every year, Dutch flower bulb traders choose the Flower Bulb of the Year. The Triumph tulip is this year’s winner. This strong tulip with a typical tulip shape is a great way to brighten up the garden.
Category Archives: Spring
Do you want to enjoy some color in the garden early in the year? Autumn is the perfect season for planting flower bulbs in the soil. Flower bulbs: for pleasure now…and joy later!
The economy, the planet’s ecology and the trend for globalization are undergoing major changes. But if we don’t associate these changes with our own personal opinions, it’s hard for us to accept them. We then tend to challenge them and start looking for products that contribute to an objective. How can this trend be expressed in the garden, and what is changing in the use of flower bulbs?
Feeling threatened by climate issues and the rapid advances in technology leads us to a need for kindness and human goodness. Our search for meaning involves a search for products and brands to fill this need. How is this reflected in the garden, and what role do flower bulbs play in this?
Our world is being confronted with increasing climate, waste, CO2 and social problems. This is forcing us to a new way of thinking. We can contribute to a solution by increasing biodiversity in our own garden. And what would a garden be without flower bulbs?
Isn’t it wonderful to dress your home up for Christmas in December? Why not try the Amaryllis this time? You might not expect it, but their robust bulbs and glamorous flowers are perfect for creating just the right feeling of Christmas. You can even make it a DIY project.
Grape hyacinths (also known by their Latin name of Muscari) are one of the first flower bulbs to bloom in the spring. The garden could really use the color after the harsh cold season.
Flower bulbs give you more garden enjoyment that lasts even longer. Because they bloom so early, your garden will be full of flowers starting as early as January. You still have time to plant them this fall before the soil freezes. The winter cold is just what they need to grow and produce a beautiful display of flowers.
If you want to enjoy color in your garden even longer, why not try what’s known as ‘lasagna planting’? By planting flower bulbs in layers, you extend the flowering period.
The Iris is not only unique; you could even call it magical. It can be found in every color of the rainbow including the most stunning color of all: blue. Did you know that there are both large-flowering and small-flowering irises?