How to save flower bulbs In much of the U. S. , from now till the ground freezes, it is time to plant spring-flowering bulbs. Tulips and daffodils are the most well liked.
Between the two the vegetation duvet the colour spectrum from pure white to pink-black. They leave just one big color-wheel gap, then again: There aren't any blue tulips or daffodils. Fortunately, nature compensates with quite a few other flowering spring bulbs in sunglasses of azure, cobalt, indigo and sky blue. Paired with daffodils, or rising some of the bright green of latest grass, blue plants add brilliance to the garden as few different plants can.
Most blue-flowering spring bulbs are brief a foot tall or shorter. Because the colour blue recedes in human vision, they are able to disappear in the panorama. The resolution is to plant them in huge teams, a couple of dozen at the very least. Scatter them among taller bulbs, tuck them under deciduous bushes and plant quite a bit and lots of them in a lawn.
With one exception, all are excellent for naturalizing. The secret to a hit bulb growing? "Plant deep, two to 3 occasions the height of the bulb," says Hans Langeveld, co-owner of Longfield Gardens, a mail-order bulb nursery in Lakewood, New Jersey. "Planting deeply protects the bulbs from drought, rodents and excessive chilly. Even inches underneath the bottom, a bulb is strong sufficient to grow in opposition to the light.
"All of these bulbs favor well-drained soil. Soil that is too moist , especially in summer time, while bulbs are dormant, may make them rot. How do you blue? With colors from sky to cobalt, those bulbs will greet you merrily in a spring garden.