The flowering bulbs of summer show off a lot of beauty to any garden landscape. Many flowering bulbs for summer have small flowers and do not grow very tall; these should be placed in the front of a flower bed grouped together.The others bulbs have larger flowers and usually grow taller also should be grouped together but placed in the back of the flower bed; many of them will need to be staked in order for a proper display. These flowering bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers add gorgeous color and a feeling of the tropics to almost any garden.
If you happen to live in a warm climate zone most of these bulbs can be left in the ground year round. If you are a gardener in a cooler climate zone you will need to dig them out in the fall and store for the winter months. You can replant them during the spring. Just as the spring flowering bulbs have started to die off these summer flowering bulbs are beginning to add more color to the garden. Most of these summer flowers will bloom during June and run through the fall for a beautiful garden.
Tuberous begonias have several styles to choose from but we usually think of the large flower version that has numerous combination of color. These color combination will brighten a shady corner in the garden. Their leaves look almost succulent. Begonias vary in size and shape and their flower colors range from white to pink or red. Many gardeners plant this flower mainly because of their foliage color.
Canna flower bulbs have bold bright leaves and their flowers can be cream, orange, pink or red. These rhizomes usually produce plants that can be anywhere from three feet to eight feet tall. They are very popular because they are exotic looking and colorful.
Caladium bulbs are mainly grown for their bold colorful bold leaf and will do very well and prefer a shady part of the garden even though will still do well in a sunny area. Their leaves are wide and arrow-shaped with color combinations of greens, pinks, reds, whites, and bi-colors. The flowers on the caladium plants are insignificant and gardeners remove them at first sight. Read the rest of this entry »