If you're dreaming about updating your curb appeal and your brain isn't buzzing about bulbs, it's high time to focus! Because now that spring is here, bulbs are the key to stepping out your front door to a sea of beautiful floral colors everywhere you look.
Of course, there are rules to gardening—like when to plant what—and if "bulbs" isn't helpful enough for you, the reveals exactly the type of flowers you should be tucking away for the most lush results. Here's what you should know.
Plant these low-growing flowers “in containers, at the front of a border, or naturalized in drifts on lawns,” the advises.
Truly a classic, daffodils are a staple in any spring garden. Dissimilar to tulips, daffodils can tolerate much damper conditions.
These scented tubular flowers need fertile, well-drained soil in either sun or light shade in order to grow and thrive.
Primrose come in a variety of vibrant colors and are often seen in damp, grassy meadows and banks.
Tulips, which are also a staple to any spring garden, make for gorgeous pops of color throughout your border garden. Be sure to plant them in sunny areas with well-drained soil—and try arranging them in large groups to really make an impact.
This gorgeous shrub requires acid soil and a sheltered spot to grow and thrive. The notes that it’s possible to train them against a shady wall.
While you can also train these ‘Crimson and Gold’ shrubs to grow against a wall, they can also plant these in your lawn.
PSA: Flowering currants give off a very strong aroma, which can be “too pungent for some,” but if you’re not sensitive to smells, you’ll fall in love with the deep reddish pink flower clusters and bluish fruit.
Tip: Use these beautiful golden shrubs as attractive hedging.
See the star-shaped flowers? Well, it’s obviously not called a star magnolia for nothing. These flowering trees can be grown on either alkaline or acid soil.
This group of flowers is mostly evergreen woodland plants, but azaleas belong to this group as well. Like hydrangeas, these shrubs are seen frequently lining houses.