Taking Root: A Garden Blog

It is bulb planting season.  As the fresh autumn breezes rustle through the changing fall leaves, spring is not the first thing that comes to mind.  In order to be rewarded with brilliant colored spring flowers we need to get a move on. Put an order into a bulb supplier or visit a garden center. We all know those stop you in your tracks favorites like yellow Daffodils and Red Tulips, but have you thought about extending your spring season with Snowdrops and Winter Aconite that can begin flowering as early as February? Blue Siberian Squill and Chionodoxa are soon to follow. These bulbs all flower ahead of the common Crocus, which is now available in some not so common new colors. Try some pastel varieties of crocus such as Blue Pearl, Romance and Firefly. Crocuses are not only for spring.   Fall flowering varieties can also be planted now along with their cousin the Fall Blooming Colchicum.

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