So here we are, almost at the end of a very long and cold February. If you are anything like me, you can’t wait for the warmer weather to get here, and see the first signs of spring. Unfortunately, we all know it will still be a while before that happens. So, if you have the cold wintery blues, why not celebrate spring a bit earlier. Why wait for Mother Nature to sprout from the outdoors, when we can have a little bit of her right now. Yes I am talking about spring bulbs! Those wonderful tulips, happy daffodils, wonderfully scented hyacinths, not to forget the shy little crocus or grape hyacinth. They are all out there for us to give and receive. I am sure that having a pot of wonderfully happy spring bulbs will make us all feel a bit warmer and happier inside.
There are many types of bulb plants you can choose at this time of year. We carry many varieties here at Edgewood, and if you can’t find it, we can always order it in for you. If you can’t decide what type you would like, then how about a spring bulb planter? This is a mixture of bulb plants done up nicely in either a ceramic container, or basket.
Bulb plants are easy to care for, just give them a bit of water (no need to drown them!)You can always check the soil, if it feels dry to the touch, add a bit of water. If you want them to open up quickly, place them in a very bright and warm location in your home. If you want them to last as long as possible, then place in a cooler location, and in a bit less of a sunny spot (they still need light though).
The strongest scented bulb would be the paper whites. Hyacinths last the longest, and are also quite scented. The most popular bulb, (world wide), are the daffodils (I know I thought it was the tulip as well). But tulips are the most diverse when it comes to color choices of bulb plants. No matter which way you look at it, they are all beautiful. It is, however, unfortunate that bulb plants do not last as long as we would like, but they certainly shout out spring time to me.
So forget the cold, the windchill, the snow... and think about spring! Get yourself some of nature’s finest smiles, the awesomely happy spring bulbs!!