(Naturalising) flower bulbs for Garden and Landscape
Of all the groups of plants used in gardens and parks, flower bulbs are the most mysterious and amazing. They spend much of the year underground, yet, when you least expect it, there they are. Nothing is so exciting as seeing the first tips of the snowdrops coming up: the gardening season is on its way again !
There are many to choose from for every situation, whether it's to beautify verges, lawns, traditional flowerbeds or plantings beneath tall trees. And the most important advantage of all is the minimum investment of time, money and effort it takes for such breathtaking results.
So it's no wonder that flower bulbs should be included in every planting scheme, whatever its scale.
The applications are countless. You can think of:
* in public parks;
* in roundabouts;
* on golf courses;
* in grass;
* between trees and shrubs;
* in borders;
* in flowerbeds;
* cemeteries and crematories;
* special projects such as logos and characters;
Our assortment can be divided into two groups:
* For perennialised flowering. Spring-flowering bulbs are allowed to remain undisturbed in the ground after they have finished flowering. This gives their foliage the time to wither back and provide the bulbs with nutrients to prepare them for the next growing season. Spring-flowering bulbs used this way are actually following the same cycle as perennial plants. Usually, spring-flowering bulbs planted for this purpose are included in an existing border consisting of perennials, shrubs or roses. Spring-flowering bulbs that can be used for multiple-year flowering include certain daffodil, tulip and hyacinth cultivars and a group of specialty bulbs. In this situation, it is essential to coordinate not only the colours of the flower bulbs among themselves but also the colours of the flower bulbs with the surrounding perennial plants.
* For naturalised plantings. Bulbs suitable for naturalising have just a little more to offer than the ones for multiple-year flowering. Like them, bulbs for naturalising also remain undisturbed after flowering and will come back again every year, but their added benefit is that their numbers will continue to increase as long as they have been planted under ideal conditions (light and air). Naturalised bulbs can function as independent plantings - snowdrops and crocuses in lawns and grass-covered verges - but they can also be included in existing plantings such as in planting beds with groundcover plants beneath trees and shrubs. In these more natural-looking situations, glaring colours would be out of place; better here would be the more muted tones of pastel yellows, light blues and white. Narcissi, scillas and leucojums are examples of bulbs that will naturalise and look just right here.
Would you also use (naturalising) flower bulbs in Garden and Landscape ? Please contact us, we would like to talk to you about the possibilities.
In grass. We use early flowering varieties, baring in mind that the bulbs need some time to produce seeds and die back (approx. 6-8 weeks after flowering).
Attention: Even in existing grass, it is possible to plant naturalizing bulbs by using a special machine that cuts the grass, lifts up, plants the bulbs and then puts back the grass.
In public parks.