Big sweeps of Tulips or Daffodils are great for making a big statement welcoming spring, but don’t forget about the minor bulbs! They’re great for mixing into garden beds that will just be waking up. Planted near other flowering perennials like Hellebores or Pulmonaria, they’ll bring out the best in each other. Upright shrubs like deciduous Azaleas or Enkianthus look fantastic when under-planted with Anemones or Grape Hyacinths, even if they’re just leafing out. Picture Peony’s emerging pink stalks surrounded by the blue Glory-of-the-Snow (Chionodoxa) or white Thalia Narcissus. They also shine in the woodland garden among the Ferns and Spice Bush. oF COURSE, any early flowering bulb makes a nice contrast to the sparse look of freshly cut back Ornamental Grasses. Spring flowering bulbs just make a nice landscape even better!
Here’s a list of some perennials that make good companions because of their emerging growth or early bloom: Astilbe, False Indigo (Baptisia), Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera), Bleeding Heart (Dicentra), Barrenwort (Epimedium), Cranesbill (Geranium), Lenten Rose (Helleborus), Candytuft (Iberis), Iris, Peonies (Paeonia), Mt. Pinks (Phlox subulata), Lungwort (Pulmonaria), Lamb’s Ears (Stachy) and lots more!
We still have a great assortment of bulbs including Allium, Camassia, Crocus, Hyacinths, Narcissus, Tulips and more. Come in soon for the best selections!