Minor Bulbs in the Garden

By Bill Collins

When we think of spring bulbs in our garden we usually picture tulips and daffodils.  These are wonderful but there are so many other minor bulbs that can be used in the garden.  By selecting many of these you can extend the spring bloom time in your garden. Some can bloom as early as February or early March depending on the weather. Others will bloom along with or after the tulips and daffodils in April and May. They are often  most effective when they are planted in large patches or sweeps.

Here is a list of our favorites:
Winter Aconite
Snow Drops

Crocus Field outside of Kingwood Hall

Crocus Field outside of Kingwood Hall

Reticulated Iris

Puschkinia scilloides

Puschkinia scilloides

Grape Hyacinth

Scilla siberica also known as Siberian Squill

Scilla siberica also known as Siberian Squill

Glory-of-the-Snow
Spanish Squill

3 thoughts on “Minor Bulbs in the Garden

  1. HeatherK

    Hi Bill – I was wondering will all of the snow we are to get this week, what will happen to all of our bulb plants which are starting to show and some even blooming? Is there anyway to protect them? Thanks!

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  2. Kingwood Post author

    Hi Heather. Thanks for your comment! The snow will actually help protect the bulbs, acting like a mulch. If there are actual flowers out, they will likely suffer some damage and there is nothing you can do. Good luck! Bill

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