Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Dirt on....

...Plant your spring bulbs now.  Outdoors in the garden...yes, of course but why not in containers? 
Bulbs that are comfortable in containers include:
  • Anemone blanda (windflower): whites, pinks, purples, magentas 

  • Chionodoxa (glory of the snow): blues, pinks 

  • Crocus (all species and Dutch crocus cultivars): purples, blues, whites, yellows, two tones

  • Galanthus (snowdrop): white 

  • Hyacinthus (hyacinth): whites, purples, blues, pinks, salmon, yellows 

  • Iris danfordiae , Iris reticulata (miniature irises): purples, blues
  • Muscari (grape hyacinth): purples, blues, whites, two-tones

  • Narcissus (daffodil): whites, yellows, salmon, orange, as well as combinations of these

  • Puschkinia (puschkinia): whites, light blue 

  • Tulipa (tulip): endless color choices – from white to nearly black
Check out Eternal Seed, Springtime Nursery, and Mother Nature for your spring bulb selection now and then get planting. 

Need inspiration?...

tulips in ceramic container

spring bulb container by Lou Paun
spring bulb grouping in terracotta pots
colourful spring bulb grouping

spring bulb container from Canadian Gardening

For an informative article on spring bulbs in containers, click here.

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