Think about how you want to plant your bulbs before you buy. You can theme your garden in colours and go blue (anemones, freesias and grape hyacinths) or burgundy (ranunculi, babianas, sparaxis and tulips), pink (anemones, ranunculi and tritonias) or white (chincherinchees, freesias, jonquils and ranunculi).
Or just dazzle with a crowd of golden daffodils.
Then, just to mix it up, you can go crazy with a cacophony of colour, matching blues (irises) with yellow (daffodils) or reds (tulips) with yellow (daffodils).
Brighten up your shady areas with snowdrops and crocuses, or plant bulbs specially designed for the warmer climates of Australia. There’s even a collection of bulbs that offers 100 days of colour, another collection that concentrates on the flowers’ fragrances and, if you’re always busy, another collection of bulbs that you just plant and forget.
Think about putting bulbs in pots that can sit in a sunny spot on your balcony or deck. Head in another direction and plant bulbs in a part of your lawn – which will be dormant over the winter – and, as soon as it warms up after winter, the freesias and crocuses will turn it into a wildflower meadow.
For more on beautiful bulbs, check out the March issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine in store or buy online today!
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