Bulbs: The plainting Autumn

It 's true. Start planting bulbs this time of year is cold and gray, for the less experienced a bit 'a lottery, a bit' a wonder, looking at the strange onions on the meaning of life of flowers and tulips ... Often give them to us, or maybe we bought them during the last trip to Holland, Germany, or in some countries of Northern Europe where we made captivated by the colors and legends about tulips.
So, armed with shovel, confidence and curiosity, we bring to our knees in the grass in garden, looking for an angle where to dwell bulbs and to show off the tulips in the spring.
"will become Kaukenhof" we think in the grip of crisis mystical type of imagery".

Where

the right location for our "exposure" to the center of the floral garden or maybe at a point where there are no other plants or flowers that can cover it. You'll never want that your neighbors passing not aware that you have put on the best flower park in the world?!?!

How

The tulip bulbs are generally planted to 10/20 cm below ground and soft ground in the sand to promote growth and better built. If they are planted well, come out even with the stones, but do not worry, they grow crooked. The advice is to "move" the ground well below where they are planting in order to make it more Morbidity possible. If you wish to cover it with a layer of soil or sand, the better. The distance between a bulb and the other varies from species to species, although average is around 5/10 cm. The last I planted, for example, in need of a space of about 1 cm between the one and the other, as we will see will be !!!

When

October, November. I tried to plant even in February after a trip to Holland but very dependent bulbs: some have flourished while others have only a few leaf..Respect seasons. It's 'better.


The birth of the tulip

We are well into spring because, usually, unless freaks of nature or use of fertilizing, the first tulips begin to bloom between the beginning and the middle of April to be preserved in all their beauty until the first warm May. Initially you will see out of the land small dark green leaves with a central small heart tulip (flower) whose shape and color will vary according to the type and nature of your flower. As they take shape you can admire the beauty and enjoy it for a few weeks ...


The life of the tulip

Now that your tulips are blooming you only need to worry about that admire them and water them only when the soil is too dry. Do not overdo the water because they do not like too humid climates and even the intense heat (do not forget that the countries where it grows best are the Netherlands and the cooler areas of Turkey!).

If you decide to Feed or fertilize the soil you can do it in February and early summer but, personally, I almost always avoided (except some champion homage of fertilizer that I used to test the results and changes).
After a few weeks the tulip begins to fade, and even though it seems bad to leave the dry leaves and yellowing, it is good to wait to cut it in the ground because they release an organic liquid. It 'still necessary not to cut NEVER those leaves that are still green parts, and that, therefore, they are sending vital energy to the bulb!
The bulb typically produces tulips for years and, for this can be left in the same place where you have planted. However, many have a habit of digging up and rearrange the following autumn all the bulbs to make them "dry" a bit 'and verify dimensions and possible presence of small bulbs neighbors (they grow all the time!)

varieties and types

Duke of Tholl

These tulips are easier because they include the varieties unicolor, shaded, two-tone, simple or double early early.

              Darwin

              Tulips are ideal for growing and decoration of gardens. Self-colored or shaded

On Edge Lily

Very similar to lily flowers with the apex pointed petals. Born of a mix between Darwin and Tulipa retroflexa.

Cottage

This species of tulips need to decoration of lawns and borders. Refined!


Trionfo

It's a mix between Darwin tulips and simple early. Ideal to be cut or for growing garden.


Rembrant


Bear the name of a famous Dutch painter precisely for their refined colors and incredible combinations that make it almost works of art. Ideal for gardens