Create a Blooming Spring With Little Water

by Amanda

Drought and limited water resources have become a challenge for gardeners throughout the country.

However, this does not mean that gardeners with limited water resources cannot enjoy beautiful blooms – It is all about choosing the right plants.

Daffodils and Tulips
 
Mixed varities of Daffodils and Tulips are beyond easy to grow, requiring very little from the gardener to get spectular blooms.

Fall-Planted Bulbs such as Daffodils, Tulips, Allium, Crocus, and more are extremely drought-tolerant and only require initial watering when they are first planted, producing gorgeous blooms come spring.

Spring-Bloomers actually prefer as little water as possible; watering them too much could cause rot.

“Spring-flowering bulbs fall under the ‘one and done’ mantra, meaning they do need to be watered at the time of planting, and then they are done until spring, Plant your bulbs this fall, and then give them a good dose of water, enough to reach the base of the bulbs. This initiates root growth. After that, let Mother Nature take her course.” Amy Dube, flower bulb expert for educational campaign Dig. Drop.Done.
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Shades of red and pink brighten up any garden, and are a pleasent reminder that spring is here.
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Crown Imperial stands tall next to handfuls of tulips, making a grand spring garden statement

Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs require little attention and are the first "true" signs of spring, blooming miraculous shades in every color, illuminating the early season garden. They are truly the solution to the dry garden; this fall, plant your favorite early bloomers to make your garden pop with unique choices such asFritillaria, and Allium. Or go with the spring garden classics like red tulips,yellow daffodils or fragrant Hyacinths, and other beautiful spring-blooming bulbs, watering initially to set the bulbs in the ground.

Enjoy the winter months dreaming of your spring garden and one morning you will step outside to the hopeful green shoots of your Fall-Planted Bulbs.

Happy Gardening!

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