Winter is coming to a close and I figure we can all use a dose of spring bulb gardens to lighten our moods and help anticipate the joy of longer days and warmer breezes, not to mention the beautiful colors of spring!
Every spring I kick myself for not adding more bulbs near the entryway of our home. What a beautiful way to greet guests to your home. Not to mention how much you’d enjoy it yourself!
If you’re like me and failed to plant bulbs near the front door, you can always add them in pots. Just don’t forget to plant some bulbs in the ground when fall rolls around.
Planting bulbs in the midst of hostas is such a clever idea! One thing that I don’t like about bulbs is the way they look when they start to fade. You’re not supposed to cut the greens down to the ground until the leaves have died. Hostas provide an easy way to hide the fading tulip and daffodil foliage.
Spring Bulb Container Gardens
Pinks, yellow, and violet all come together to create a striking spring container garden. Flowering spring branches and trailing ivy complete the look. I must have one of these at my front steps come springtime!
Not a fan of pastels? Choose more vivid colors for your spring bulb gardens. So gorgeous!
For a simpler look, stick with one type of spring bulb in a container. You won’t have to fuss with grouping different types of flowers and the look is still amazing.
Spring Bulb Garden Beds
Have you ever noticed a wave of tulips bedded together like this? I always think it makes such a statement in the landscape and need to remember to plant an arrangement like this in the fall.
Tuck spring bulbs into any area of your garden. They look pretty in a courtyard with their cheery color.
Another option is to choose one color of spring bulbs to populate your garden beds. White and green gardens are elegant and serene. Note the use of various architecture of plantings to give this monochromatic garden visual interest.
Simple Garden Groupings
Make a colorful impact in your spring bulb gardens with vivid tulips. Just a few grouped together provides all the color you need.
When I plant spring bulbs, I keep in mind the color of my house. As a general rule, I don’t like to plant yellow flowers in the garden beds next to my home since my house is yellow. Although, I do have yellow daffodils that were planted when the house was pink.
Here’s one of my favorite spring bulb gardens in a neighborhood not too far from where I live. Every year we walk past this house and others like it in the spring.
What type of spring bulbs do you have planted in your garden beds?