Landscaping with Bulbs

These are my suggestions for creating an attractive arrangement of flowers in your flower beds. Follow these suggestions to create beautiful, natural, and impressive displays of your spring-flowering bulbs. (Of course, these are only my opinions; if you don't share them, feel free to ignore them!)

Plant Odd Numbers

Always plant odd numbers of bulbs. This looks more natural than even numbers:


Avoid Straight Lines

Never plant bulbs in a straight line. They don't grow naturally in straight lines. Instead, plant masses of flowers in an undulating shape:


Plant Same Colours Together

Don't intersperse colours. You get a more dramatic effect if a large numbers of flowers of the same colour and type are planted together, as a unit:


Asymmetrical Beds

Create asymmetrical beds where possible. This looks more natural than square, rectangular or round beds:

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Last modified: October 13, 2008