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Spring Flower Gardens and Growing Bulb Flowers

There is more to choosing bulbs than picking just a few different varieties in different colors. For the best result you need to consider the fact that even the the same flower has sub-varieties that bloom at different times. It's rewarding to use this knowledge to your advantage.

Take the common lily for example. This bulb flower has varieties that bloom from late winter to early summer. With proper planning you can have a blooming family member in your garden during the whole period. The same go's for the different tulip varieties. bicolor tulips

Smart planning and some basic garden design rules can make the difference between a "so, so" or a really smashing display of color in your spring garden.

There is more on spring bulb flowers and spring flower garden design to be found  in our special pages

Technical issues regarding bulbs

Of course there are technical issues to consider when you shop for bulbs. Lets start with a breakdown of the most important issues.

Along with true bulbs, several types of flowers, sold as bulbs, grow from the underground stem growth of rhizomes, tubers, and corms.

True bulbs are rounded, self-sufficient, underground storage organs. True bulbs are an incubator for a flower bud embryo already inside.

Many Perennials stem from Tubers