Plant your Spring bulbs in Autumn!

Spring bulb – Tulip

To make your patio look colourful during spring, start planting your spring bulbs now during fall!  It could be crocus, tulips, hyacinth, daffodils…

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Last Autumn I tried with tulip bulbs and it was lovely to watch them grow.

I planted different colour tulip bulbs in different height of containers for clear visibility of all the flowers.

You can also mix different types of bulbs which blooms weeks apart to have a colourful bloom throughout the spring. Note that the depth of placing the bulbs vary from plant to plant. Daffodils should be placed 4-5 inches deeper, tulips 3-4 inch and crocus 1-2 inch into the soil.

Procedure:

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  1. in a container add potting mix till the height suitable for placing the bulbs.
  2. place tulip bulbs 4 inch below the top end of the soil keeping the tapered bulb end facing upwards
  3. cover the bulbs with remaining soil
  4. keep the soil moist during the fall
  5. in winter (where the winter is severe/snows) move the containers to a cool place. I placed mine in the cellar away from heaters
  6. keep the containers out beginning spring.

 

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Budding in March
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Full Bloom in April

Once the flowering was over and the plants dried out i removed the bulbs dried them throughly and stored in a cool and dark place for next year.

Isn’t it beautiful? Then what are you waiting for! Rush to the nearest garden nursery and plant the bulbs immediately …

Happy Gardening!

Tschüß

Reshma.

 

 

Love for Flowers

I love flowers, well who doesn’t?? Flowers always bring me smile and cheer. So, I always keep flowers at home. They add colors and meaning to your boring or unused corner. They know to grab attention!!

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I prefer keeping flowers with low height on the dining table so that it doesn’t obstruct while chatting with family and friends over the table.

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Including foliage and other decorative things will give a fresh and colourful feel.

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It’s not necessary that you have to get expensive flowers from the florist. These gorgeous chrysanthemum are from my garden, just added few dried wheat stems and made it prettier.

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Keeping faux flowers is an exception sometimes, though I am not so found of faux flowers but I liked these Magnolias. I added few embellishments to make my plain vase appealing.

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Including dry decorative stems or a small idol along with flowers will add drama!

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Blending well…Geraniums!

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Carnations… you get a variety of colours of these beauties. It stays long too!

The ever elegant Tulips!

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Hyacinth

Gorgeous Hyacinth flowers makes the spring more welcoming with its colour and fragrance.

There is nothing much as a maintenance. Just trim the cut ends every week so that it lasts little longer and change the water.

So friends get some flowers home and see the difference!

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Keep Smiling 🙂

Tschüss

Reshma.