Hey, winter is almost over, especially here in Florida, but many people are currently dreaming of warm summer breezes and leaves on the trees.
Somewhere during the long winter months, the majority of people become extremely anxious for signs of spring. Flower lovers start the lookout for crocus which are usually considered the first spring flowers, however there are minor bulbs that can bloom much earlier.
These plants are not very tall and have flowers that are smaller but when planted in a large group become as powerful and effective in landscaping as bulbs which are much larger and flowering. Examples would be daffodils and tulips.
Often times, gardeners will overlook minor bulbs in favor of the larger, showier bulbs including tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils (they bloom later in the year). But these minor bulbs have an important place in the landscape as they make the season of bloom longer
Minor bulbs are often overlooked in favor of the showier larger bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths that bloom later in the year. But minor bulbs have a very useful and important place in the home landscape because they extend the season of bloom, thus a longer time to enjoy flowering bulbs.
The flowering bulbs are best if they are purchased and planted in the fall. So while you will have to wait a little while before buying, the wait will be worth it.
If you need more information on any type of flowers, contact us at Belleview Florist!
So, with no more delay, let’s take a look at a few spring bulbs to look for in gardens the next few weeks (or plant yourself!)
Glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa luciliae)
Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)
Common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)
Netted iris (Iris reticulata)
Spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum