Flower bulbs are perfect for introducing spring colour into your borders and pots. Long before the first perennials, you can delight in the bright colours of crocuses and anemones – just to name a few.
Who wants a boring border? You could create a sea of flowers in a single kind or colour, but combining a variety of flowers and hues in the garden could give you a delightful surprise. For spectacular results, swirl various kinds of bulbs in a basket and simply toss them into the border. Then plant them where they land for a natural look.
Use various kinds of flower bulbs in the same colours to provide a subtle harmonious effect. An example: combine tall and shorter spring-flowering bulbs such as bright pink tulips and pastel pink hyacinths.
To create a floral carpet, plant large quantities – as many as two or three hundred of the same low-flowering kind of flower bulb – next to one another. The floral carpet effect can also be achieved by using taller flower bulbs such as tulips and daffodils. Either way, the colour impact is overwhelming!