It's very trendy to have blue flowers in the garden. But why ?
And how do you take care of a sea of blue flowers in the garden without making too many changes in your garden?
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- Proper planting of bulb flowers
- From blue to the garden
A preference for blue flowers
Blue is the color of will and confidence. This color brings an atmosphere that inspires and calms.
It's amazing what a color can do. So it's no surprise that people have a preference for blue flowers in the garden.
But how do you get there without having to make big changes in your garden? Plant bulbs! They turn your garden into a sea of blue flowers from the start of spring.
Add blue flowers to the garden
Flower bulbs grow very well between perennials and shrubs that have no leaves or flowers in early spring. And some also grow very well under trees.
This allows you, without having to radically change your garden, to add flower bulbs, and enjoy blue flowers. There are different varieties of scent flower bulbs.
And many of them are long-lasting too, so you'll have fun even longer!
Top 8 blue flowers
To help you out, we've made a top 8 blue flower bulb. So you can choose the most beautiful for your garden. Which will be your favorite?
- Iris dwarf (Iris reticulata)
- Greek anemone (Anemone blanda)
- Hyacinth (Hyacinthus)
- Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa)
- Puschkinia (Puschkinia libanotica)
- Grape hyacinth (Muscari)
- Siberian Scille (Scilla siberica)
- Crocus (Crocus)
Plant the blue flowers
Once the bulbs have been purchased, it's time to plant them in the garden or in pots. It is best to do this from September to December inclusive. Make sure the bulbs are in the ground before it starts to freeze.
Remove weeds and small stones and then mix some potting soil into the soil for better drainage.
Dig a hole for a cluster of bulbs or individual holes to plant a few bulbs only. The size of the bulb determines how deep you will need to plant. Large bulbs (5 cm and more) should be planted 15 cm deep, and small bulbs (2.5 to 5 cm) 7 to 10 cm.
Carefully place the bulbs in the ground with the tip facing up. Do not push too hard on the bulbs, you may damage them. Large bulbs should be planted at a distance of 7-20 centimeters, and small ones 3-7 centimeters.
Cover the bulbs with the soil you dug.
If the soil is dry, sprinkle with a little water.