- Flower bulb history
- Flower bulb production
- Bulb flower production
- Landscaping information
- Essay items
- Spring blooming bulbs
- Summer blooming bulbs
- Autumn blooming bulbs
When landscaping a park or garden, you might not immediately consider planting flower bulbs but rather perennials. But think about this: what kind of plants add so much colour and allure to parks and gardens so early in the spring? The answer, of course, is flower bulbs! This pamphlet, written by horticulturalists and garden designers, is intended to inspire you to take more advantage of this useful group of plants. On these pages, two leading garden designers provide you with countless tips and ideas for integrating flower bulbs into your plans.
The use of plant material is one of the corner stones in planning a garden.
The same applies to all those other sites included in 'public green spaces' such
as parks, verges, green strips and roundabouts.
A carefully designed planting results in a visual delight; ideally, all groups of plants - with spring-flowering bulbs being a special group - will contribute to this result.
Not long ago, this group of plants was being used mainly to create colour effects. In existing plantings, certain areas were reserved for planting masses of flower bulbs that were planted side by side without any interconnection or association with their surrounding plants. This practice started to change a few years ago, especially once research showed that certain spring-flowering bulbous plants would produce flowers for more than just one year. Studies were also devoted to discovering which bulbous plants and perennials produced the best combinations and how they could best complement one another. These days, we are combining bulbous plants with perennials in all kinds of ways. Now that we know that that two groups of plants can be used together with such good results, we can combine them in endless ways in attempts to produce the most beautiful effects. These can be achieved by successive flowering, simultaneous flowering and by timing the flowering of the bulbs to the emergence of the foliage produced by the perennials. Doing so adds a new dimension to the development of gardens, parks, verges, green strips and roundabouts.
This pamphlet provides many suggestions to help you develop your own planting
plans. Also be sure to take a look at the DVDs that accompany this publication.
One of them has an image bank containing uncopywritten photographic material and
the other has not only interviews with garden designers
Jacqueline van der Kloet and Dick Beijer but also videos of certain gardens designed by Jacqueline van der Kloet.
Is it a commission for a privately owned garden, be it small or large? Are you creating a design for a park? Or has the local authority asked you to devise a delightful way to add colour to verges and roundabouts? This pamphlet provides ideas for all these projects. We hope you enjoy it, and that it inspires you to start using flower bulbs yourself.
Have a look to the brochure!