After the last frost, it’s time for the planting of summer bulbs. Popular with gardeners and homeowners, summer-blooming, spring-planted bulbs are generally low maintenance and can add drama to landscaping, especially when tucked amongst perennials or planted in patterns. Bulbs, like begonias, dahlias and lilies, liven up landscaping beds and containers with their bold colors, while lush green-leaf bulbs, like elephant ears and caladiums, add texture and interest with their subtle patterns and interesting shapes.
The summer bulb options are seemingly endless. So how do you decide which bulbs are right for your lawn and garden mix? American Meadows, a 30-year-old seed, plant and bulb online retailer, may be able to help. Their website receives around 15,000 visits per day and hosts a list of their best-selling summer bulbs. Here are some of the most popular options:
- Café Au Lait Dinner Plate Dahlia
- Best Gold Calla Lily
- Matrix Asiatic Lily Bulbs
- Peacock Orchid