Landscape Design using Spring Flowering Bulbs for a Dramatic Display - Westchester CountyPosted on April 20, 2016
Nothing we do in landscape design and planting can compare to the cheerful beauty of spring flowering bulbs on display! Long before perennial and annual plants are available at our local nurseries the first flowering bulbs appear to cheer up our cold and overcast gray days of early spring. From New Rochelle to Rye, we plan for and implement this wonderfully bright and colorful effect in our landscape design compositions.
There are so many fantastic varieties of plants available to the landscape trade it would be a shame not to include them in our compositions. The wide variety of colors, heights and bloom times extend our enjoyment of the season which passes way to quickly.
This is a great example of the advantage of hiring a professional landscape designer. Integrating early floral displays of spring flowering bulbs requires knowledge of color, height bloom time as well as placing and spacing properly in the garden or landscape.
When executed well, a seamless progression of flowers can make the landscape vibrant, beautiful and interesting. From bulbs to spring flowering trees like dogwoods and cherries to shrubs such as azaleas, amelanchiers and forsythia to the first perennials, wave after wave give us pleasure and enjoyment. See Tulip World or Colorblends for more info on bulb ordering.
In our climate, many perennials come out late and we usually don’t plant annuals until late may for fear of frost. Ornamental as well as native warm season grasses also don’t fill out until very late spring.
Design with all four seasons in mind!
Our gardens and landscapes should inspire us with joy and happiness!
Let’s remember, the more we surround ourselves with beauty, the more beautiful and complete our lives and hearts will be!
Plan a ‘Landscape for Better Living’ today and enjoy the fruits of your labor tomorrow!
If you don’t know were to start, call or email us today. We would love to help Colorize your landscape!
Jay Archer, President