Flowers bulbs

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Flowers from bulbs

The bulbs can be planted between September and December so even when the first winter frosts appear, you will not be too late. How do you go about planting the bulbs? The modalities are many but the simplest and most widespread method is to use a gardening shovel - or for example the specific plant bulb - to dig a hole. Afterwards we will spread the bulbs in the area where we intend to plant them, placing them in the hole where they fell, just to create a natural effect. For what concerns the depth to which the bulbs will be planted, it is well to consider the dimensions of the bulb itself. In fact, the general rule is that the bulbs should be placed in a well-drained soil, at a depth that is twice as high as their height. Obviously you will get vast ranges of colors if you combine, in the same handful of bulbs to plant, different qualities of flowers. It is advisable to carry out a program before proceeding. Meanwhile it is necessary to consider the various characteristics of each bulb: flowering period, the shapes of the flowers and the different heights of the stems. And if normally the distance to which the bulbs are planted one from the other, is between 10 and 12 cm, to create exceptional color effects, it is advisable to position the bulbs closer to each other and they will give life to very fragrant and variegated bushes .
Among the various qualities of bulbs there are the Snowdrops and the winter Aconites which will blossom in January; the Daffodils, the Freesias and the Tulips that will bloom in spring while the last ones to bloom, already in the summer month of June will be the Allium.

The snowdrops

As the name implies, the Snowdrop has been called cosin precisely because it is still in the middle of winter, when it is seen emerging from the layer of snow that covers the mountains and in general the hills. It is white in color and by planting the bulbs very close together it is possible to create bushes that are really pleasing to the eye. The Snowdrop - also known as "morning star" - has its ideal habitat in the coldest areas and among the most famous species are the Galanthus Alpinus, the Galanthus elwesii and the Galanthus nivalis.
Bulbous snowdrops in the wild grow at the foot of large trees, where the sun and light struggle to arrive. Even when they are cultivated, it is therefore good to prefer shaded areas, sheltered from high temperatures, to prevent a rapid withering of the flowers. For what concerns the type of soil, the Snowdrop does not have special needs and adapts to any soil, however a ground rich in humus will certainly be appreciated by the bulb.

The daffodils

Daffodils are among the most cultivated bulbs in Europe although this is a species that arises spontaneously, in the hills and on mountain heights. Cultivated for centuries as ornamental flowers practically for centuries, the species created in the garden are hybrids, selected for the colors, dimensions and the perfume of the flowers.
The Daffodils are planted in autumn and are grown in pots or in the garden in a fairly soft soil with no particular pretensions, as long as the percentage of peat is low. During the winter they do not need watering because they take advantage of the humidity of the cold months. As soon as the days begin to get warmer, in late spring, the bulbs will begin to produce flowers and then the irrigation will be indispensable. Narcissuses, like other flower bulbous plants, store nutrients for the following year. When the plant withers it remains only to let the bulb rest under the ground and eventually wet it from time to time in the summer, when it will seem too dry.


The Tulip bulb is the most widespread in gardens around the world. It comes from Middle East Asia and was imported to Europe at the end of the 1500s thanks to Turkey, where it was already widespread for centuries. Today the Tulipano is cultivated above all in the Netherlands, of which it has also become a symbol. There are many species of Tulipano in nature but above all the thousands of hybrid varieties grown in the garden to be appreciated and purchased. The Tulip is planted in a moist but well-drained soil between autumn and winter and blooms in spring. Its flowers are large and cup-shaped and can be seen in brightly colored species ranging from yellow to red, from orange to violet, not to mention the speckles spotted by the most colors.
And there are those that have petals with very dark, purple, almost black insertions: hence the specialty of the "Queen of the Night", the so-called Black Tulip that has inspired writers and artists so much. One above all is the famous book "The Black Tulip" by Alexandre Dumas set in the Parisian capital at the time of the French Revolution.
These bulbous plants are still perennial and once the leaves are dried - generally in summer - they should be left in their land from which they will bloom again the following year, without however needing special care.

Flower bulbs: The alliums

The Allium is a flower bulb and it is exactly an ornamental garlic that produces flowers with a scenic effect.
Planted in autumn, the bulb of the Allium "Globemaster", in fact gives place to very small and dense flowers in the shape of a star and of lilac color that can compose a large corolla, whose diameter can exceed even 25 cm.
The Allium have a great visual impact and the most spectacular effect, is obtained by putting these bulbs in the ground to grupoo. In this way they will give rise to enormous and spherical inflorescences, absolutely visible even from afar. The Allium Globemaster is planted in autumn to bloom during the warm months of May and June.
When the flowers sprout, it will be necessary to fertilize the plant so that the flowers are strengthened and can produce a robust and vigorous flowering. It will be useful then to take a precaution. The leaves, after flowering, will not be cut until they wilt. These have the task of nourishing the bulb under the ground, so that it can flourish again the following season.
The Allium has the characteristic of being perennial and of living for a long time. Resistant to cold and frost but also to dry temperatures, its bulb will continue to live underground, to then emerge again with the first hot days, the following year.