If you know anything about tulips, you know that there many available colors and varieties. This extensive selection can make choosing tulips for your garden difficult. Tulips always look great, so you don’t have to worry about going wrong when planting tulips. Just choose what you like and let nature take care of the rest. If you really want to create a stunning tulip display in your garden these tips will help.
Choose the Colors that You Love
Gardeners tend to have favorite colors. This means that their gardens typically have many flowers in a similar color scheme. If you love reds, go with red tulips. If you prefer pinks, you will find that there are many great pink tulips as well. Look at what you already have growing and ask yourself what colors will work best. Remember, tulips are available in almost any color under the sun. You can use many colors, many varieties or just a single color. It really is up to you and what you think looks the most beautiful. If you choose tulips that you love, odds are they will work well with the other plants you have previously selected.
Cluster or Group Tulips While Planting
Tulips are stunning flowers on their own, but are especially beautiful when paired in groups. As you plant tulips try to avoid straight rows as this can lead to a very structured unnatural look. Instead, plant your tulips in clusters of 3 or more. By clustering the tulips, you will get a softer, more dramatic final look.
Visualize the Final Look
Since tulips are planted as bulbs, you can’t really good a good visual until the next spring when they bloom. As you plant, try to imagine what the final look will be come spring. Think about heights, colors and size of flowers. Remember, taller tulips should be planted in the back and shorter ones will work best near the front.
Also take the height of your other plants into consideration as you plant. By taking time to visualize the final look in your head, you will better be able to plan your bulb placement.
Tulips make a great complement to any spring garden. If you want your flowerbeds to be the talk of the neighborhood next spring, prepare now by planting some tulip bulbs today.