How to use Bulbs in Italy

Flowering Bulbs and Italian Garden Design

Flower bulbs

Spring's arrival after a long grey winter is enough to get everyone a little bit excited about the prospect of longer days, blue skies and some color... at last.

bulbs in a field in italy

These bulbs shown below have been hybridized and modified into some magnificent flower forms and colors that are clearly very useful to the garden designer.

yellow flowers in italy

When making a bulb-garden one can choose the classic, stately home approach to display the spring spectacle, the informal natural approach or, better still- try to combine the two in perfect harmony!

Undoubtedly spring symbolizes the arrival of happier times, natural beauty and yellow sunshine and what better way could nature have chosen to display this wonderful time, than with flowering bulbs and wild flowers?

bulbs green

These bulbs have been hybridized and modified into some magnificent flower forms and colors that are clearly very useful to the garden designer. However beautiful cultivated bulbs can be, they still have some quite serious competition in nature. This, for example, is the humble wild onion revealing its spring explosion!

wild onion blooming

wild onion blooming wild onion blooming

Quite some show!! Most areas of waste-ground are home to amazing selection of bulbs and wild-flowers like wild onions, garlic, wild chive and other, rarer rhizomatous plants. Such as gladioli. Wild flower gardens can establish themselves in just 3 months and sustain indigenous ecosystems. When we plant spring flowering bulbs, Hellebores and Iris in Italian wild-flower meadows A wild-flower garden can look like this, after just two months.

spring flowering bulbs in italy

We can create some interesting natural designs. And this, is the humble Hellebore that can be used to enrich the visual display...

hellebore pink

Making ecological gardens that provide interest and color all year round is easier and cheaper than you may think.

pink bulbs

Jonathan Radford


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