Winter hasn’t arrived yet; the time seems ripe for
cocooning. Still, it is nice to end the outdoor season
properly by getting your garden, terrace or balcony ready
for winter. This includes preparing for spring. If you plant
flower bulbs now, you will be rewarded with cheerful
spring flowers early next year. In fact, you are giving
yourself an early gift of happiness, which you will be able
to enjoy in spring. What could be better?
There are dozens of different bulbous plants that bloom
in the spring. They are categorized into all sorts of shapes,
colors and sizes. To help you see the proverbial wood for
the trees, we have selected five spring flowers that will put
a smile on your face, mainly because of the fresh colors
and large flowers. They are the tulip (Tulipa), daffodil
(Narcissus), hyacinth (Hyacinthus), crocus (Crocus) and
crown imperial (Fritillaria imperialis).
Tulips are world-famous for their beauty. They score
high on the cheerfulness scale. Once this spring bloomer
starts to flower, you cannot ignore it. Their diversity is
enormous: did you know that there are fifteen different
groups? There’s something for everyone, in other words.
The daffodil is a real harbinger of spring and, like the
tulip, is diverse: there are twelve different groups. One
excellent benefit of the daffodil is that this spring bloomer
can be left in the ground to bloom again year after year.
This makes them perfectly suitable for naturalizing.
If you are looking for beautiful and cheerful colors as
well as fragrance in your garden, hyacinths are just the
ticket! Combined, their dozens of flowers offer an
overwhelming color boost. The best-known colors are
white, pink and blue. Did you know that the flower is used
to make perfume because of its scent?
This early spring bloomer symbolizes spring and joy.
The flower buds burst open at the first sign of the spring
sun. And did you know that crocuses make bees very
happy? As soon as they get the opportunity, they will
flock to the flowers to feast on the delicious nectar.
The majestic crown imperial shows off its beautiful
flowers in the garden. These flowers give off a musky
scent that keeps moles, field voles and water voles at bay.
They also release large drops of nectar, which bees and
Interested? Choose your favorite spring flowers and get
started. For more information about the assortment or
about planting flower bulbs, visit www.flowerbulbs.com.
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