Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bulbs 101

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Do you love planting bulbs? On the other hand, do you have any idea that there are flowers we can plant through bulbs? Not only vegetables that we can plant through bulbs but also flowers like tulips, daffodils, snowdrops these are the few flowers that we can plant from fall and see the beauty in spring. Moreover, if somebody would give you a pot of bulb flowers you can in any time plant it on the ground and see the flowers next season. Just like that, very easy it is dig, drop, done steps.  But to know more about bulbs here are information I read.

Bulbs: Beauty In a Bottle
Bulbs are a natural product. And, as such, follow a natural cycle of growth and rebirth. Enjoying their fabulous flowers means planting ahead; simply “dig, drop, done” in one season then “delight” in the next. Bulbs are among the easiest flowers to grow and also the most stunningly colorful to enjoy. Even the most novice gardener can create a breathtakingly beautiful spring, summer and fall garden with bulbs.
What’s a Bulb?
A flower bulb is really as self-contained flower factory. Within this marvelous little package is nearly everything the flower needs to come to life! Split a tulip open, for instance, and you’ll see it’s baby flower bud, leaves, roots, stem and food supply. All bulbs need from you is to be placed in the ground at the appropriate season of the year, given a liberal drink of water then left to work their magic.
Flowers bulbs come in a seemingly limitless variety which makes them perfectly suitable for any garden design you can dream up. Planting just a few can easily provide beautiful color in your garden for several months. Daffodils are the first sign of spring and dahlias will bloom until frosts hit’s the pumpkins. The three most important factors to keep in mind are color, of course, but also plant height and flowering period.
I am a newbie in terms of gardening. In the Philippines, I do not remember if we have flowering plants that come from bulb so these kinds of flowers are new to me. When I get here in the USA, of course, I get so excited when after many months of cold and snow the first sign of spring came out. I was then encouraged to plant tulips and daffodils in my garden. However, Mr. Bunny did all the eating I have to cover the bulbs with screen so Mr. Bunny will not feast my bulbs. However, even if Mr. Bunny came to dig and eat my bulbs the next spring I did see tulips in my garden. I enjoy gardening it is my therapy. For seven years that I am planting flowers, I am also learning along the way. I am thankful I found this site and you can visit to learn more learn more about bulbs. 
Here is what I discover that I am excited to share you all a contest is just going on. A whooping $5,000 yard makeover contest is in its final month it will end on APRIL 15th. All you need to do is to submit your photo of your yard at Take many photos of your yard with your flowers in bloom and send it to Curbside Chaos
Secondly, the lucky winner will not only receive $5,000 yard makeover, but they will also receive a visit from Taniya Nayak (@Taniyanayak on twitter) - Taniya will go through and give you tips on the best way to update your yard! She will give you creative ideas for incorporating flower bulbs into your landscape!
Third, for every share on Twitter, “Bulbs, Dig, Drop, Done” will donate $1.00 to Rebuilding Together - the nation is leading non-profit, working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. Which I tweet right away a $1.00 to help build a community is nothing compare to people who will be happy with our help.
Right now, here in Michigan it is still cold. My tulips are not open and I only see one Daffodil. I am planning to plant more bulbs for summer and fall. I never knew there are bulb flowers that will bloom in summer and here are the flowers I am going to select.

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Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Lovely shots and pretty colours:)
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Nancy Claeys said...

I love planting bulbs! They come back every year and many multiply. A win/win! Great post, Kim!


I swear....I get catalogs in the mail [snail mail] from all kinds of nurseries...a couple even from Michigan...but my goodness, I have to just sit and drool...or, I'd have to get a loan from the bank to pay for my orders...there is so much I'd want!!!

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