The very first encounter early spring bulbs. They bloom in April, when the perennials are still waking up from hibernation. Therefore, in every flower garden there is at least a couple of bulbous primroses, revitalizing dull landscape beds and give spring mood. Of course, you want maximum brightness and abundant flowering for a long time, but it depends on the proper selection of varieties. Some bulbous perennials have a very short flowering stage and quickly disappear. Others can not tolerate an excess of the May rains, large inflorescences get wet and break, so, too, a special aesthetics does not work. Therefore, when buying bulbs have to pay attention to the period of flowering varieties, weather resistance prevailing in your area, and ease of care.
Since the bulbs are grown solely because ofbeauty of inflorescence, it would be desirable to extend this phase longer. And this is possible if the plants planted properly. Many varieties of the flowering period, accelerate, if growing on the sunny side and, on the contrary, slow down the process of wilting when in the shade. Such properties are particularly strong in tulips, crocus, gladiolus and lilies. Therefore, they should not be planted on sites where the whole day is sunny. It is better that in the morning (when the sun is particularly strong fries), these plants were in partial shade.
Also, different plants haveflowering duration. For example, a variegated Tigridia produces summer bulbs from each one inflorescence, which lives only 8 hours, then immediately fade. So the vacationers who come to the site only on weekends, and can not see this happy moment. However, if the land Tigridia group, they will flower, not all at once, but it has little effect on the overall picture.
Tigridia in group plantings looks great, but each flower lives only 8 hours, then immediately fade
Flower arrows grow at ornithogalum gradually making their way among the long thin leaves, so the plant pleases beautiful flowers for about a month
The most "long-playing" spring bulb flowers include:
- anemone (flowers about 3 weeks);
- Royal grouse (2-3 weeks of flowering);
- Tulip (keeps the flowers up to 3 weeks depending on the location);
- narcissus (blooms more than 10 days).
On summer "longevity" in terms of flowering considered ornithogalum, freesia, lilies, some varieties.
The second criterion for selecting bulbs, which are guided by "lazy" summer residents - is the degree of care for the plants. The less trouble with them, the better they grow.
Most bulbs require digging after the annualthe withering away of the aerial part. If this is not done, the bulbs will grow shallow until it will go "out" or in general vymerznut winter. These demanding "handsome men" are varietal tulips (especially unusual color, parrot and lily), gladiolus, freesia, hyacinths. So if they have no desire to dig, dry and create conditions for storage, will have to do less demanding varieties.
Unusual beauty of parrot tulips varieties require special conditions for their growth: the annual digging, proper storage and multiple feedings
Thus, in one place for 3-4 years successfully growing lilies, daffodils, crocus, all kinds of decorative bows, anemones, Crocosmia, royal grouse, muscari.
Muscari or vetch, very unpretentious, grows in one place for several years and multiplies rapidly dividing bulbs and seeds
In pursuit of growing large inflorescences,breeders do not always take into account the thickness of the stem. Many new varieties have huge bulbous flowers, but thin stalks. This, of course, looks gorgeous on a bed when the weather is warm and windless pleases. But if at the time of flowering fall rains or strong wind rises, the beauty immediately fall to the ground, because a thin stalk not stand rocking or soaked potyazhelevshy inflorescences. Such a mishap can occur with many varieties of terry daffodils and freesias.
The more petals in the inflorescence terry narcissus, the faster it gets wet and pushes the weight on the fine flower arrow
Often they break and gladioli, but not becauseweak stems. On the contrary, powerful floral arrow with an abundance of large flower clusters becomes a heavy burden for the bulbs. And it was at the beginning of the growth of the stem breaking out occurs during windy weather. Therefore, many plants with high stalks have to tie up as soon as the flower stalks begin to be released. You can, of course, immediately planted bulbs near the nets or fences, but this place is not at each site. By the way, very close "relative" gladiolus - atsidantera - absolutely not afraid of the wind. However, and produces only one flower.
When making bulb beds can actboth as soloists, due to the high growth and large inflorescences, and background. The highest are considered gladiolus, some varieties of roses, atsidantera, Crocosmia. But if Lily is good in a single planting, the rest is better to plant a small group, because their narrow stems and bare before the inflorescence.
With the beauty of the lilies and tall argue not every flower in the garden, so it is they are assigned the best seats in the flower beds
Successfully look at the center of the royal flower bedsgrouse. However, choose the background to them is difficult. These bulbs bloom among the first. But among the conifers, creeping perennials, climbing plants and decorative bows they look regal. And if planted in the group with a lily, then, until she attains the strength and growth, grouse and even have time to ottsvesti gulf, giving way to his followers.
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Numerous group of bulbous plants forgarden are decorative bows. They were selected more than 150 varieties, but for some reason, in the design of flower beds Allium used much less frequently tulips or gladioluses. And in vain! These plants are very compact, forming a shrub tubular leaves, and the number of flowers per plant up to 60 pieces. Decorative bows have a long growing season, so that all spring and summer will be beautiful, even if the flowering period is yet to come. Varieties differ in flowering time. Early bows begin to bloom in mid-May and late - in late August, the flowering duration of a month or more.
These bulbous well make out the edge of the curb,lower tiers in the multi-stage beds are included in mixborders. And, for example, grade chives can also be eaten. In the spring it thin tube climbs out of the ground very early, even ahead of winter onion, so you get double the fun - and the aesthetic, and food.
Schnitt bow whose feathers you do not have time to eat in the early spring, the summer will give a beautiful purple beads, blossoms, decorated with a flower bed or a bed
Bulbous, who inhabit the majorityflower beds, are known to all: tulips, lilies, gladiolus, daffodils, snowdrops. But names such as glamini or montbretsiya known except that fans of exotic onion. We do not buy new items for fear of complications of care, although these plants just any problems then and there.
Glamini: alternative to conventional Gladiolus
The term "glamini" called miniaturegladiolus, whose height does not exceed half a meter. They bloom much earlier and, in contrast to the giant "brothers" do not bend and do not lodge in the wind. Such varieties are grown in the open field and on the balconies. The only negative - annual Digging for the winter and stored in the refrigerator.
Colors and varieties in glamini no less than that of conventional gladioli and windy weather and the rains they carry a much better
Montbretsiya: Gladiolus from Japan
Montbretsiya known to most gardeners likeCrocosmia (or Japanese gladiolus), which was moved from the wild habitat conditions in the gardens. But in reality, was the result of the selection montbretsiya Crocosmia, so to speak, its cultural form. Inflorescences at it is much larger, and add red and yellow to orange color. However, the novelty has ceased to be hardy and requires digging in the winter. But her sister a wild winters well even in the harsh climate.
Several bulbs montbretsii planted side by side, form a beautiful tall shrub that can become the center of every flower bed, because for a long time retains decorative
When choosing bulbs for your own garden,focuses not only on the beauty and scope of inflorescences, but also on the fitness of the plants to the conditions of your garden. After all, the same grouse may not bloom if the land is too poor, and the summer - dry.