Bulb flowers

Summer bulbs enchant the garden


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

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

  • the dahlias
  • the begonias
  • the lily
  • the cannas
  • the crocosmias
  • 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 that you can spot it later.

In the case of planting in beds, bulbs with long stems such as dahlias and lilies will be planted in the background.

Mix them with small bulbs like the gladioli and dwarf dahlias or the Eucomis.

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

Discover the Chat Noir dahlia

Surprising, but also versatile in a setting 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 Black Cat is characterized by its dark colors, as well as its very large double flowers, with spiky and regular petals.

Appreciated in beds, it is in a bouquet that you will make the most of 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 wind.

Multiply the pots for terraces and balconies

Dwarf species are the most suitable for pots because they hold together well and produce a nice effect. Dwarf lilies and dahlias as well as agapanthus, calla lilies and eucomis are perfect for these settings.

Tips for your pot plantings:

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

M.-C. D.

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Video: How to Grow Spring Bulbs. Mitre 10 Easy As Garden (October 2020).