|Every gardener has a different opinion about how things should be done. An example is a favorite saying from one of my good gardening friends: "You get three gardeners in one room - fist fight!". While I don't completely agree with Gerry - I know that there is always more than one way to approach a subject. I hope that we can provide you with some useful information, and some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.|
The Noble Tulip
By The Garden Commando
One of the best-loved spring-flowering bulbs, tulips provide gardeners with many different (and often confusing) options from which to choose.
This article attempts to provide you some guidelines for designing your beds, with a few suggestions about some specific tulips.
With fifteen divisions of tulips, including many different cultivars, choices are wide. However, since space is limited, I will touch briefly on just a few.
Kaufmania, Fosterana, and Greigii.
Peony Flowered or Double Late tulip.
|Designing your Spring display
Organizing your spring garden for best possible effect can be a challenge. Here are a few pointers to help you.
1. Ensure that your design plan takes into account from where the bed will be viewed - along a driveway, a central bed, a border, or in a naturalized setting at the back of the property.
2. Keep the design simple. Simplicity can be just as arresting as a complex design. For example, for a circular bed, a center piece using red Darwins, with two wide outer rings in two other colours. You could use orange Triumphs for the inner ring, and yellow Darwins for the outer ring. This would be simple, but eye catching.
3. Avoid using more than two or three colours in one bed. A large bed with alternating blocks of red and white tulips, for example, will impact the viewer more than a random mix of colours. Borders or edgings using Lily flowered tulips in apricot and pink pastels along the back, with an outer or front edging of white or pale yellow.
4. Plan carefully for continuous bloom. For example, you could
your early tulips for a bed that gets shade from a deciduous tree in
but is open in the spring. Mid-season and late tulips could be planted
in areas that remain mostly in the sun all the time.
is a wonderful addition to any back yard and will keep all of your
Tulip products and garden tools safe and organized
updated July 28/13