Monday, March 12, 2012

Bulbs for home and for commercial properties

Bulbs are a great way to kick off the growing season.  Some are very early bloomers, even blooming with snow on the ground!  Others can take off in late May.  Bulbs add a splash of color that is both good for homeowners as well as for commercial properties.  Their cost is minimal considering the will come back year to year.  If they are planted at a good depth (it depends on the size of the bulb but usually twice their size is how deep to plant), you can plant annuals above/around them.  My favorites are: Allium (showy ones all the way down to chives), Crocus, Galanthus (Snowdrops),  Lilium (Lilies), Narcissus (Daffodils), Muscari (Grape Hyacinth), and Scilla (Squill).  I tend to stay away from Tulips – the squirrels will eat them like apples before they can put out roots to keep them anchored.  They also decrease in strength over the years, while Daffodils will multiply!

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