My Favorite Bulbs

Depending on your location, there are many bulbs to choose from.  Many varieties of Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus’, Alliums, Colchicum are available at local nurseries, or online.

If you live in an area where deer abound, Daffodils are the bulb of choice.  They are deer resistant, and blooms times can vary throughout the spring.  Alliums, are another deer resistant bulb, and come in varying heights, and colours.

If you enjoy the dainty, woodland bulbs, my favourite are the Fritillaria.  They grow best in part shade, with ample moisture.

I enjoy walking around the neighbourhood and seeing a neighbour who has planted Crocus’ in the front lawn.  In early spring these bulbs are blooming, but the lawn is still dormant.   By the time the lawn needs a mowing the bulbs have finished blooming.  It is a fun way to add colour in the lawn, during our long spring.