Botanical Varieties of Flowerbulbs go perfect with Perennial Plants

The fun fact of flower bulbs is that nothing is easier to grow or more colourfully rewarding. Even the most unskilled gardener can create a breathtaking and beautiful garden with bulbs. You don’t need to have a huge garden to welcome flower bulbs in your life. You can easily plant bulbs in pots and containers and put them next to your front door or on your balcony.

Red Crocosmia lucifer and OPrnamental grass Stipa calamagrostis
Red Crocosmia lucifer and Ornamental grass Stipa calamagrostis

Summer-flowering bulbs originate from sub-tropical regions such as South Africa and South America. They like warm temperatures and humid conditions, and usually are not winter hardy. In general summer bulbs fall into the category of tender bulbs, which do not perennialise in areas that experience frost in winter. If the winters are not severe (Chanel Islands, Cornwall) you can perennialise the bulbs by leaving them in the ground and cover them for the light frost. Very often these bulbs will bloom better the following year.


When the Peonies are going to bloom most of the tulips have had their best time in the landscapes and gardens.The new way of gardening forces us gardeners not only select plants by their blooming-period.  Tulips with long stems can look messy because of the leaves wich are starting to wither and dying.

Seedbuds of Tulips
Seedbuds of Tulips

The lower botanical varieties of tulips can be planted in between up-coming perennials,so the messy leaves are covered. The seedbuds of tulips are visible for a short period because the stems are week and takes the seedbud with him heading for the soil and the perennials take over.

Allium are strong and decorative and come in many colors  and sizes.
Allium are strong and decorative and come in many colors and sizes.

Taking bulbs out of the ground can be disturbing for other plants and many bulbs can stay in the ground,we call them NATURALISING BULBS . Naturalising bulbs are bulbs, corms and tubers that will come back and flower year after year. If information on the packaging indicates that the bulbs are suitable for naturalising, they do not need to be lifted from the soil. Naturalising bulbs will flower again next year and can even increase in number.

Bulbs indicated as naturalising bulbs will definitely emerge and flower next year. Other bulbs can be experimented with to see if they will naturalise in your garden. Whether this will be successful or not depends mostly on the composition of the soil, its ph level, and the drainage. You will often have several years of success with bulbs if you refrain from trimming their foliage immediately after flowering but wait a month or two to allow them to die back completely.

Flower bulbs which are planted in autumn are called spring flowering bulbs, because they flower in spring.Spring bulbs are Allium,Anemone,Camassia Chionodoxa Corydalis solida Crocus Eranthis EremurusErythronium Fritillaria Galanthus Hippeastrum Hyacinthoides Hyacinthus Ipheion uniflorum, Iris Ixiolirion tataricum, Leucojum, Lilium candidum, Muscari, Narcissus, Netaroscordum siculum, Ornithogalum, Oxalis adenophylla, Puschkinia scilloides, Scilla, Triteleia laxaTulipa,Tulipa botanical, Veltheimia

Netaroscordum siculum
Netaroscordum siculum

So many variety in flowerbulbs can color our gardens and parks during summer , many different Dahlia’s are available , from single small flowers and  extreme large flowers .

This is the time when summer bulbs such as dahlias and begonias can suddenly experience a growth spurt. For best results throughout the summer, try fooling them into producing more flowers right at first!
If you have large-flowering dahlias, remove the top part of the flower stem. This will make the plant somewhat more compact and sturdy. The first begonia buds may also be removed. The plant will then more than compensate for this initial loss.mixedflowerbulbs

The soil must be carefully considered when planning to plant flower bulbs. Moisture and humus content as well as acidity or alkalinity (pH) all play an important part in the success of the venture. Drainage should be good and where the humus content is poor, the soil should be improved by the addition of well-rotted organic matter. Heavy loam and clay soils especially benefit from this treatment. The acidity/alkalinity (pH) of the soil should ideally be between 6 and 6.5. It can be increased by adding garden lime or lowered by the addition of peat (which has a very low pH of 4).


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