Summer bulbs enchant the garden

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A wide variety of shapes, a beautiful palette of colors, summer bulbs contribute to the brilliance of the garden throughout the summer season and well into the fall.

A wide range of bulbs is available to you for the summer season:

  • dahlias _
  • begonias _
  • lilies _
  • the cannas
  • crocosmia _
  • the gladioli …

Many combinations of shapes and colors are possible.

Planting summer bulbs

Plant the summer bulbs after the last frosts, from March to the end of May.

In the garden, plant your bulbs at a depth equal to twice their height. Make sure the bulbs are planted with the roots down.

Cover them with soil and mark the location so you can locate it later.

In the case of planting in clumps, long-stemmed bulbs such as dahlias and lilies will be planted in the background .

Mix them with small bulbs such as gladioli and dwarf dahlias or even Eucomis .

In tubs, planters or pots, tall flowers planted alone should be staked to prevent the stems from breaking.

Discover the Chat Noir dahlia

Surprising, but also versatile in a decor and easy to grow, it was voted bulb of the year 2010 at the initiative of the Flower Bulb Information Center. Make room for it in the garden.

Floriferous and generous like all dahlias, the Chat Noir is characterized by its dark colors, as well as its very large double flowers, with bristling and regular petals.

Appreciated in massifs, it is in a bouquet that you will best benefit from its luminous flowering, available in solid or two-tone shades.

The Chat Noir dahlia is very resistant, has a good lifespan, and is not sensitive to the wind.

Multiply the pots for terrace and balcony

Dwarf species are the most suitable for pots because they stand well and produce a beautiful effect. Dwarf lilies and dahlias as well as agapanthus, calla lilies and eucomis are perfect for these displays.

Tips for your potted plants:

  • Fill the containers halfway with a soil mixture.
  • Put several bulbs per pot depending on their size. Make sure the roots of the bulbs are pointing down and the bulbs are not touching each other.
  • Cover them and finish filling the pot with soil.
  • Place potted bulbs in a sunny location for best flowering.
  • Water regularly to keep the pots moist.

M.-C. D.

Visuals: Michael Kauer, CIBF

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