Contributed by Longfield Gardens
Fall is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, crocus and alliums. Before ordering your bulbs, here are a few tips to guarantee great results come spring.
1. Pick a color theme.
Interior designers often work with a color palette, a selection of colors chosen to give a room or a home a particular look, mood or style. This technique is equally effective in gardens and landscapes.
One option is to choose a single color scheme, says Marlene Thompson, creative director at Longfield Gardens. The effect is simple and always has a big impact.
Thompson says that you can also build your design around a pair of colors such as pink and white, red and yellow or orange and purple. Another approach is to use the color wheel and choose a harmony of several related colors, such as pink, lavender, burgundy and purple or cream, yellow, orange and red.
2. Include different bloom times.
From early-blooming crocuses to late-blooming tulips and alliums, the spring bulb season can stretch for as long as 8-10 weeks. When choosing your bulbs, be sure to include a few from each bloom time: early, mid season and late season. This way you’ll have …read more
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