That Special Feeling
Everyone has seen yellow daffodil popping up everywhere just as the days get a little warmer. We all know that spring is upon us when we see red and white tulips. But color is only stretching the surface of the amazing wild world of bulb plants. There’re different reds, yellows and whites to choose as well as textures, heights and pellet structure. Here are some of my favorite bulb plants that can take your flowerbeds from pedestrian to stopping people in their tracks.
A certain satisfaction comes from seeing the labors of autumn digging in cold ground turn into vivid flowers by May. Let’s make that work count this year by not limiting our choices to tulips and daffodils. They are only two of a much bigger group of bulbs. You can pick from irises, fritiliaria and crocus too. Here’s my picks:
My Short List
Summer Drummer Allium: This is the tallest ornamental allium that can reach as high as 5ft. It is a perennial and loves lots of sun. The round head and the purple color can make for a great bed or border, and it can withstand the harsh winters of the northeast.
If you like crocus, give the Grand Maitre Crocus vernus and Tricolor Crocus sieberi a try this year. Both like full and part sun and both top out at 6 inches high…AND both are perennials. The Tricolor is purple, orange and yellow while the Grand Maitre looks like a goblet made of evening sky.
Could Talk Bulbs All Day
This is just my short list of great bulbs to consider this autumn. Variegata, Batik and Black Gamecock irises are all awesome choices too! There’s such an incredible world of bulbs to pick that you should never feel limited.