Have you ever dreamed about a contemporary garden full of serenity? A Spring bulb garden full of pure white blooms will make those dreams a reality!
Some of us love splashes of colour in our gardens, but many others are delighted by the tranquility of white. This is because white actually makes a garden look lighter. White is the colour of quiet relaxation. And your garden is the perfect place for this!
In addition to white annuals and perennials, you could extend the flowering season by planting beautiful Spring bulbs that will produce a mass of white flowers in your garden oasis. You'll start enjoying these bloomin' beauties from early Spring.
Small is beautiful
Flower bulbs that produce white flowers are available in many different varieties and sizes. If you want small delicate flowers, choose Snowflakes. These are one of the earliest flower bulbs to produce white blooms. They are also a perfect variety for naturalizing, meaning they will produce more and more every year! In addition to snowflakes, you might want to choose some luscious white grape hyacinths (Muscari Siberian Tiger), delicate wee crocuses (Crocus Purity or Crocus Jean D'Arc) and of course one of my favourites - some anemones (Anemone blanda white Splendour).
There are loads of flower bulb varieties that produce large white flowers. Tulips are by far the most popular, and in my opinion the biggest impact flower. There are many kinds of white tulips, too: double-flowered (Peony Type), fringed and lily-flowered varieties to name a few. Did you know that not all daffodils are yellow? there some stunning white varieties out there. And then there are the beautiful scented hyacinths (Hyacinthus), and the huge Dutch Irises (White Bridge) Each will make a garden sparkle. So what are you waiting for? get cracking!
Planting your white beauties...
Because the flower is already tucked away inside its bulb, planting them doesn't require green fingers. All it takes is four steps for guaranteed success.
- First, loosen the soil with a spade at the place where you want to plant the flower bulbs.
- Dig a hole with a spade or bulb planter
- Plant the flower bulbs in it with their pointed sides facing up and rounded sides pointing down. Keep a distance of three times the diameter of the bulb between the bulbs, and use three times the height of the bulb as the planting depth.
- Make sure that the soil is moist. Fill the hole with the previously removed soil and tamp the surface gently.
Now the waiting game begins... bring on Spring!