Don't miss out on crocus flowers in your garden and plant some of these easy to grow bulbs!
Plant some tulip bulbs for spring color! Learn about tulips care and planting tulips.
Tips and tricks on tulips care and maintenance for the most beautiful tulip flowers every spring!
Calla Lily Plant Care:
Calla Lily bulbs will brighten up your flower beds and pots with their exotic looking flowers.
Planting Daffodils and Narcissus flowers is so easy and will give you so much joy in the spring!
Plant Amaryllis bulbs and enjoy their colorful flowers! Amaryllis Flowers are great house plants.
Pests and Diseases
A few pests and diseases will attack bulb flowers including moles, shrews and voles, and the occasional squirrel may dine on bulbs. Insect pests include
slugs, aphids, Japanese beetles and wireworms, many of which can be controlled by
planting anti bug plants like marigolds, catnip and rue near the bulb plants.
are hardy and rarely affected by disease; however, blight and fungus
can occur especially if bulbs are planted in loam soils. Ensuring proper
drainage and removing any diseased
plants will keep these flowers healthy.
Flowering Times For Garden Bulbs
Photo: W J (Bill) Harrison
Spring flower bulbs like daffodils, hyacinths and crocus will
produce flowers as early as late February in some areas. Mid-summer
bulbs include the various species of Allium and late blooming bulbs like
anemones provide late summer color.
You can trick some bulbs, such as
amaryllis, crocus, daffodils, hyacinths, narcissus and tulips into flowering out of season
by planting bulbs indoors in the winter.
There Are Many Varieties of Flowering Bulb Plants
The varieties of bulb plants and various hybrids include the alliums
that produce a very tall flower stem and blooms in late spring and
anemone, hundreds of lily's, dahlias, four o'clock's, freesia and many
varieties of daffodils, tulips, iris's and crocus including hybrids add
and colors to any garden.
Not only do bulbs provide a splash of color from early spring
to late summer, but being low maintenance, hardy and self propagating
bulbs a perfect garden choice.