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Bulb flowers

The bulbs can be planted in the period between September and December therefore, even when the first winter frosts appear, it will not be too late yet. How do you go on planting the bulbs? There are many ways to do it, but the simplest and most widespread method is to use a gardening shovel - or for example the specific bulb plant - to dig a hole. where they fell, just to create a natural effect. As for the depth at which the bulbs will be planted, it is good to consider the size of the bulb itself. The general rule is that the bulbs are placed in a well-drained soil, at a depth that is twice as high as their height. Obviously, vast ranges of colors will be obtained if, in the same handful of bulbs to be planted, different qualities of flowers are combined. Before proceeding, however, it is advisable to make a plan. Meanwhile it is necessary to consider the various characteristics of each bulb: flowering period, the shapes of the flowers and the different heights of the stems. And if normally the distance at which the bulbs are planted one from the other, is between 10 and 12 cm, to create exceptional color effects, it is recommended to place the bulbs one closer to the other and they will give life to fragrant and variegated bushes .

Among the various qualities of bulbs are the Snowdrops and the winter Aconites which will bloom in January; the Daffodils, the Freesias and the Tulips that will bloom in the spring while the last to bloom, already in the summer month of June will be the Alliums.


Snowdrops

As the name implies, the Snowdrop has been called this precisely because still in the middle of winter, it can be seen emerging from the layer of snow that covers the mountains and in general the hills. It is white in color and by planting the bulbs very close to each other it is possible to create bushes that are really pleasing to the eye. Snowdrop - also known as "morning star" - has its ideal habitat in colder areas and among the best known species are Galanthus Alpinus, Galanthus elwesii and Galanthus nivalis.

The bulbous plants of the Snowdrops in nature grow at the foot of large trees, where the sun and light find it hard to reach. Even when cultivating, therefore, it is good to prefer shaded areas, sheltered from high temperatures, wuesto to avoid a rapid drying of the flowers. As far as the type of soil is concerned, the Bucaneve has no particular needs and adapts to any soil, however a humus-rich bottom will certainly be appreciated by the bulb.

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