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How Do I Choose Spring Flowering Bulbs?

Erin J. Hill
Erin J. Hill

The best way to choose spring flowering bulbs is to do a little homework to ensure you find those which are able to thrive in your area. You can do this by either reading up on flowers or talking to an expert in your area. Other things you may consider are the appearance of the flowers once they bloom and how much care they will need. If you have a busy schedule and don't have much time to devote for caring for your spring flowering bulbs, it would be best to choose those which are low-maintenance.

Not all spring flowering bulbs are suited for all locations, so you will need to make sure that the ones you choose are appropriate for where you live. Spring weather begins at different times in different areas, and some bulbs may need to be planted early in the season. These bulbs would not do well in locations where temperatures continue to tip into lower levels later into the season. Other spring flowering bulbs may not be suited for areas which become specially hot and humid during the late spring and early summer months.

Not all flowering bulbs are suited for all locations.
Not all flowering bulbs are suited for all locations.

Most spring flowering bulbs will say on the package when they are able to be planted and the types of climates suitable for their needs. If you have any doubts, ask a sales representative or flower specialist about options he recommends. This will save you time and the expense of planting flowers which would soon die or never flourish.

You may also consider the physical appearance of any spring flowering bulbs you plant. This will be based mainly on your own personal preferences, so there are not real right or wrong options for you to choose. Check pictures, bulb packaging, or online to find ideas of flowers you may enjoy.

The price of bulbs should also be considered since buying multiple flowering plants can become pricey very quickly. Some are more expensive than others, so set aside a certain amount of money and stick to options which fit within your budget. This is especially important if you will be creating an entire outdoor flower bed or another larger scale project.

Time restraints and overall maintenance for each type of spring flowering bulb should also be considered. If you do not have very much time to spend watering, pruning, and otherwise caring for your flowers, it would be best for you to choose plants which do not require significant maintenance. Only you can determine how much time you have to invest in your bulbs, but make sure that any plants you decide on fit comfortably within your schedule.

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    • Not all flowering bulbs are suited for all locations.
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      Not all flowering bulbs are suited for all locations.