The wonderful smell of flowers in the air, green stems and leaves slowly crawling out from under the pine mulch and taking over the garden, these are all sure signals that spring has truly arrived.
After bloom time, flowerin bulbs go dormant – leave the green leaves on the bulb as the bulb itself feeds off of them. Once those leaves die, the dormant period starts and the cold of winter will kick off the blooming process. These ornamental bulbs make great impression on our homes when they’re blooming: plant them together in a container or with other plants for maximum visual effect.
Iris, hyacinth and daffodil can be kept for a long period inside your home. Tulips are sensitive to heat, so they feel best in a vase in the cool environment of the terrace or front porch. Bulb vases are also popular – the bulb itself stays dry and its roots reach the water in the vase, growing ever more day by day.
Tulips, lilies and gloriosa lose a lot of pollen, so make sure to carefully get rid of the excessive pollen, thus leaving you with a clean room and long-lasting freshness for the plants and flowers.
This article was written by Erika Topor, editor-in-chief at Kertportál Magazin.