Good things come in small packages. A piece of chocolate, a hug from your dog or the first rays of sunshine in your spring garden. We could probably call the latter ‘garden happiness’. It is so wonderful when, after a long and dreary winter, nature gets going again. Flower bulbs lend a helping hand and bring you a little garden happiness early in spring.
From early to late
Crocuses (Crocus), winter aconite (Eranthis) and snowdrops (Galanthus) are the first bulbs to start flowering in spring. While the rest of your garden still lays dormant, it’s these bulbs that will give you a moment of garden happiness. Next up are daffodils (Narcissus), tulips (Tulipa) and hyacinths (Hyacinthus), among others. Plant spring-flowering bulbs in the fall and consider the different flowering times when buying. Some bulbs will flower as early as February, while other species such as Alliums, late-flowering tulips (Tulipa) and Camassia will bloom into May. If you plant bulbs with varying flowering times, they will continue to surprise you time and again in spring.
Of course, you can plant the bulbs in groups by variety, but to create a nice balance in the garden, consider mixing them up with other species in the garden, in a pot or balcony container. With different flowering heights and flowering times, you can create a nice balance in your garden.
- If you are proud of your garden, share the joy on social media. There are plenty of online communities with people who, just like you, take great pleasure in their gardens.
- It has been proven: greenery makes you happy. So, get out into that garden and create your own gardening bliss.
- In autumn, make a list of bulbs and colors that make you happy and go out shopping.
- Combine your bulbs with annuals, biennials and perennials for a nice balance in your garden.