5 custom bulbs and tubers for the garden
If you are looking for unusual plants to decorate your garden, then you should pay attention to a huge family of bulb and corm crops. Among hundreds of species, there are many that even today remain a rarity and curiosity. An unusual form of inflorescences or greenery, an exotic look of a graceful flower or marble leaves - among bulbous everyone can find an exotic one to their taste. In our opinion, we will discuss the most interesting, in our opinion, non-standard bulbs and tubers for the garden in this article.
Not standard bulbs - not a classic approach
Bulbous were and remain one of the most beloved flowering garden crops. Despite the small sizes of the majority of representatives of bulbous plants, which are equal in touching and colorful colors, there is simply no ability to set bright seasonal accents.
Bulbous really incomparable and irreplaceable plants. In addition, they are so diverse that everyone can find a plant for their character, tastes and style of garden design. After all, the choice is not limited only to your favorite tulips, daffodils, hyacinths or crocuses. There are many little-known bulbs that can become the most exotic touch of your collection. And it’s worth taking a closer look at such cultures.
Most of the original bulbs came to us from South Africa and Latin America. The African continent is especially rich in various forms of bulbous and tuberous plants, which have become true legends of floristry.
But there are unusual bulbs among cultures that can be found in our climate. And it is best to choose such plants from catalogs or at exhibitions, where a lot of exoticism is presented along with the best varieties of more familiar stars.
If you are looking for custom bulbs for your garden, then get ready not only for pleasant surprises. Little-known plant species are poorly studied and almost unpredictable. For such plants, you need to carefully study all the recommendations on soil preferences and the necessary lighting, rules for care and preparation for winter.
In the first year after planting, it is better to be as attentive as possible to the "little things." Even a small deviation from the comfortable soil moisture, the schedule of fertilizing or the composition of fertilizers can lead to the fact that the plant will not be able to take root in new conditions.
Let's get to know more closely the five most original bulbous and tuberous exotics, which are worth paying attention to due to their bright and unusual flowering.
For a list of the original bulb and tuber plants for the flower garden, see the next page.