A Look at Fall Flower Bulbs

 


Visitors: 536

Most people would think of fall as a season when trees are changing colors and dying. For many, the autumn leaves are our last dance with color before the dark, gray winter sets in. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Fall flowers can offer a splash of rebirth and color in a season otherwise known for falling leaves.

Bulbs are living plants and contain their own storage of food. They are quite self-sufficient and will strive to bloom, no matter when or where they are planted. Fall flower bulbs are planted in the spring or summer and flower in the early fall. Some examples are lilacs, colchicums, and saffron crocuses. The colchicums are extremely unusual in that they will bloom without being planted, though they do need soil to develop roots.

When selecting fall flower bulbs, you should look for bulbs that are firm and free of visible defects. If you desire large flowers, buy large bulbs. Small bulbs will produce smaller flowers.

Most fall flower bulbs cannot survive the winter. These have to be dug up each fall and stored until planting time. Bulbs should be stored in a cool, dry place. A dry basement is ideal. If you do not have a basement, a dark, unheated closet or utility room will also work.

For individual planting directions, use your package. Most bulbs grow best in well-drained, loose soil. Standing water or excessively moist soil will cause bulbs to rot. Do not plant bulbs at the bottom of a hill.

Bulbs should be planted six to eight inches in the soil. Cover and pack firmly. After planting, water your bulbs thoroughly. Water them occasionally, and they should bloom in early autumn.

Flower Bulbs Info provides detailed information on wholesale, discount, spring, summer, and fall flower bulbs for sale, flower bulb catalog and company information, and advice on planting flower bulbs. Flower Bulbs Info is the sister site of Flower Delivery Web .

(340)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
How to Choose the Right Bulbs for Your Spring Flower Garden
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

Tulip Bulbs - Fall is the Time to Prepare the Perfect Spring Flower Garden

by: Linda Jenkinson (September 20, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Landscaping Gardening)

Mulch Your Spring Flower Bulbs in the Fall for a Beautiful Spring Display

by: Michael McGroarty (September 13, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Landscaping Gardening)

Who Sells Flower Bulbs?

by: Seth Miller (July 13, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Landscaping Gardening)

A Look at Planting Flower Bulbs

by: Seth Miller (August 11, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Landscaping Gardening)

A Look at Flower Bulbs for Sale

by: Seth Miller (August 01, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Interior Decorating)

Planting and Caring for Flower Bulbs

by: Michael McGroarty (September 08, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Landscaping Gardening)

Planting Summer Flower Bulbs

by: Seth Miller (September 23, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Landscaping Gardening)

How to Plant Spring Flower Bulbs

by: Seth Miller (September 23, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Landscaping Gardening)

The Benefits of Wholesale Flower Bulbs

by: Seth Miller (September 23, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Landscaping Gardening)

How to Choose the Right Bulbs for Your Spring Flower Garden

by: Linda Jenkinson (August 02, 2005) 
(Home and Family/Landscaping Gardening)