With autumn in the air, Olney home owners are gearing up for the colder months ahead. Of course, the segue from summer isn’t always a sad one. After all, it’s backyard firepit season, the Ravens are on every week and the kids are busy back at school, freeing up some time to do fun home projects. Among these are planting bulbs at one’s Olney home in anticipation of the spring months down the road. Below are just a few ideas for bulb-planting that will bring color and joy into a garden when the fall and winter months finally give way to the sunny days of spring.
Great Flower Bulbs to Plant this Fall at Your Olney Home
1.) Tulips: Tulip bulbs require a long amount of cooling time in the cold earth, so planting them at your Olney home in the early fall should be a perfect recipe for a lovely spring garden. And as many gardeners know, the eclectic range of hues that tulips can provide offer some very fun possibilities for the garden of your Olney home.
2.) Crocuses: These flowers tend to come in shades of yellow, white and purple, providing both a great range of colors and a nice complement to the Ravens flag that flies from many Olney-area homes. Take into account that they tend to blossom in late-winter and early-spring, and your flowers could be right in time for the Ravens’ 2014 playoff run!
3.) Daffodils: Daffodils require a well-drained plot of land and plenty of sunlight—something to keep in mind when planting these bulbs that will bring white-and-yellow cheer to complement the warm, spring sun.
4.) Grape hyacinths: These are a good one to plant as soon as possible, as they require a lengthy hibernation period. That said, the four- to 12-inch yields in spring will bring a wave of fragrance and bursts of fuschia, pink and purple into the garden of your Olney home.
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