Spring is definitely here early and it's time to start thinking about our gardens! If you are like me the thing that I like best about spring is seeing those pretty and colorful blooms starting to open up. Tulips, daffadils, crocus and many other varieties of flowers bloom from early spring to summer. Crocus and daffadils are two of the earliest bloomers.
Many bulbs should be planted in the fall to ensure they bloom at the proper time however there are some types that can be planted in the spring. Calla lilies, Dahlias and begonia flower bulbs are a few examples that will add color and variety to your gardens and flower beds. Be sure to know the correct times for your zone you live in and plant the bulbs the proper depths. For flower bulbs that should have been planted in the fall, if you were unable to get them planted you can also purchase them preplanted in a pot and transfer them.
Flowers, whether they grow from bulbs or from seeds can be grown without chemicals. Using natural fertilizers to feed your flowers not only helps the environment but also keeps pets and children safe when around your gardens and flower beds. To find out about various natural fertilizers check with your local gardening stores or even ask your friends. You'll be surprised at how many of them know!
Most bulbs can be purchased online or locally. If you purchase them online make sure to check the supplier/merchant to see that they ship quickly. Many smaller merchants will ship fast and secure so you get your bulbs in a timely manner.
Good luck with your gardening and may your flowers grow bright and cheerful!