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All About Bulbs: BULBS TO TRY!

Garden Decor

Exercise your green thumb and give some bulbs a try. Here are a few suggestions for flower bulbs to try from the gardening enthusiasts at AvantGardenDecor.com:

Spring Flowering Bulbs:

Giant Flowering Onion (Allium giganteum) – a dense globe-shaped flower that can be planted about 6 to 8 inches deep in the fall.

Dutch Crocus (Crocus vernus) – an upright purple flower that should be planted about three inches deep and four inches apart.

Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) – this yellow petaled early spring bloomer likes partial shade and well-drained moist soil.

Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) – a drooping white flower surrounded by lush green leaves and stalks can be planted three inches deep and three inches apart.

Common Grape Hyacinth (Muscari botryoides) – gorgeous grape-colored cluster blooms give name to this plant that appreciates sandy soil in full sun or partial shade.

Summer Flowering Bulbs:

Oriental Lily (Lilium auratum) – with varieties ranging from one to six feet in height, this bright flower is hardiest in zones 5 through 9.

Tuberous Begonia (Begonia tuberhybrida) – large pink blossoming flowers that grow well in full shade and well-drained soil.

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis bicolor) – gorgeous pineapple-shaped blooms surrounded by lush green leaves should be planted about 5 to 8 inches deep and three inches apart.

Butterfly Ginger (Hedychium coronarium) – long, fragrant flower clusters that can be planted in a container and brought indoors as a winter houseplant.

Elephant’s Ear (Colocasia) – large, elephant ear shaped green foliage that can tower about four feet high should be planted 1 to 2 inches deep and about 5 inches apart.

Which will you try? Share with us in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

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