Thursday, November 3, 2011

TIME TO PLANT THOSE SPRING BULBS

 
Welcome to the World of Rose Gardening or Rose Gardening World.  Take time and smell the roses.  Roses have been around for millions of years which just prove that roses are not difficult to grow. The Rose is also our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.  Here at Rose Gardening World, you’ll find rose articles that will educate you about roses – its history, rose culture, rose profiles and even rose verses all in one place.  So visit Rose Gardening World often. 

Fall is the time to plant those spring bulbs to bring an early color to your rose garden. If you haven’t picked up the spring bulbs you want, now is the time to head to a nursery near you or order through the catalogs and online.  There are few sales but most selections of spring bulbs are sold out already.

Crocuses, winter aconites and galanthus are the first spring bulbs to show color in the spring.  Daffodils are good choices of spring bulbs because they come back every year.  My favorites are Golden Ducat, Tahiti, Replete, White Lion, Rosy Cloud, Ice King, and Manly.  There are tulips that come back every year also and they are called perennial tulips. They are Red Parade, Golden Parade, Pink Impression, Halley’s Comet and Apeldoorn Elite. They have huge flowers, good for garden display and for cutting.  Striped tulips are very impressive.  Carnaval de Rio, Dow Jones, World Expression and Rembrandt tulips all have striking colors.

Squirrels love tulips but not daffodils. So at planting time, sprinkle cayenne pepper over the tulip bulbs before covering them with soil. Squirrels hate cayenne pepper and run for their lives when they smell it. Take a lot of pictures in spring so come fall, you know exactly where to plant the spring bulbs for next year’s display. 

         With the spring bulbs in your garden, the garden starts blazing with color before the roses start leafing out.  Plant them between your roses.  By the time the roses come into bloom the spring flowers will be gone.  So be bold and experiment.  Try new varieties of spring bulbs this year.

         Spring bulbs cannot hurt your rose garden. It will only enhance its beauty and you’ll extend your gardening pleasure. Your rose garden will look magnificent even before the roses reign supreme. 


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