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Different Types of Tulips

Tulips come in so many assortments, colours and sizes, so sometimes we need a guide to help us know what’s what. Today we’ll explore just that, in fact we’ll talk about 4 different types of tulips such as, Single Tulips, Double Tulips, Darwin Hybrid Tulips and Lily-Flowered Tulips. And we’ll discuss what makes them unique and when they bloom.

Single Tulips

The denomination comes from their unique up-shaped six petal flower, these tulips can be early spring bloomers. Single Tulips range in size of about 25-45cm and the late spring bloomers are comparatively larger, ranging in size from 45-72cm.

Double Tulips

These flowers are also often called the “peony” tulips because of their shape, they’re an elegant flower and can be as wide as 25cm. Double Tulips are sensitive to rain and wind, so it’s ideal to have them in a sheltered place. The average size of this flower range between 30-40cm, similar to the Single Tulips, Double Tulips are both early and late bloomers.

Darwin Hybrid Tulips

This flower has an interesting history, it was developed in the Netherlands by D.W. Lefeber, a prominent breeder. He crossed the famous Red Emperor with various cultivars from the group of tulips known as Darwin Tulips. The result of this cross-breeding was a series of tulips that excelled do to their size and sturdy long stems. Their egg-shaped single blooms are up to 8cm wide and they are available in a wide range of colours; orange, red, yellow and pink. Darwin Hybrids also range in a variety of coloured speckles and stripes on their petals. These flowers provide blooms up to 5 years and grow as large as 50-70cm in mid-late spring.

Lily-Flowered Tulips

Whats makes Lily-Flowered Tulips different from other tulip varieties are there slender flowers with often pointed and recurving petals. Their flower stems are thin, making them susceptible to wind damage. Most Lily-Flowered Tulips bloom in late spring with a few blooming mid spring and are typically 40-50cm tall. These flowers make wonderful cut flowers and have a nice fragrance, perfect for any room in your home.

Get Planting

It’s always good to start thinking about what you want in your garden or what flowers you want in your home. Knowing what to plant and in what season is very helpful. Make sure you take the time to figure out how you want to approach your garden and then research the right plants for the season.

Autumn Flowers

With all the leaves on the trees changing colour and the crisp cool air, Autumn is a wonderful season. And along with the changing leaves, our gardens change as well. The types if flowers that bloom are often different than the ones we saw during the spring and summer months. There’s a large variety of flowers and plants that make their appearance during the fall.

When is the best time to plant Autumn flowers? Well that can depend of the temperature in August. Planting early in the season (summer) will make sure that your garden is well established. But it’s a good idea to play it by ear, because it all depends on the temperature. Fall flowers bloom late, but they bloom best if they have been in the garden all season. Some examples of Autumn flowers are Balloon Flowers, Mums, Stonecrop, and Sunflower Perennials.

Ballon Flowers (Platycodon grandiflorus) are in the campanula or bellflower family. They start out as a puff or bubble and pop open when they’re ready to bloom. It’s colours are lavender-blue, pale pink, or white. This flower spreads slowly, filling in without becoming a nascence. And other than cutting the plants back in the spring or fall, there is no other maintenance required.

Mums (Chrysanthemum) comes in many varieties but the best one to plant for fall would be the hardier Mum. This plant should be purchased in the spring so that it is ready in time for the fall season. Keep them well watered and mulch them once the ground freezes. They come in a variety of colours such as, white, yellow, pink, lavender, red, and bronze. This flower lasts all the way until November in some climates.

Stonecrop (Sedum sp) or often called the “Autumn Joy” looks good all year and requires minimal attention, but if you live near a Deer population watch out because they love to eat Stonecrop. So be aware of your surroundings before planting this lovely flower. They come in shades of pink and mauve. This plant is usually left standing tall throughout the winter months.

Sunflower Perennials (Helianthus hybrids) are related to the Sunflower. However, they don’t get a large, or topple over like a Sunflower and look more like a Daisy. They bloom towards the end of the season and come in a yellowish colour. They grow much slower than the Annual Sunflower and they will come back every year.

What will you plant for your garden this Autumn? It’s good to get your garden planned out and planted in August. Whether you’re planting a new garden or adding to your current one, fall flowers need time. Autumn is such a beautiful time of year and what a better way to celebrate the season than with a beautiful garden.

Burlington Horticultural Society Flower Show

The Burlington Horticultural Society Flower Show

The Burlington Horticultural Society is a volunteer, non-profit organization. Their members have a mission to make and keep Burlington beautiful with plants, gardens and flowers around the community. For those who love to garden, the Burlington Horticultural Society is there to support your passion.

Burlington Horticultural Society Flower Show

The first June meeting the Burlington Horticultural Society is having is also a Flower Show open to the public. This annual flower show invites local horticulturalists – both aspiring and seasoned – to enter their flowers into the show to be recognized for their green thumbs and beautifully grown flora. This gathering of locally grown flowers draws Burlington residents to the show to admire and enjoy. This will be a night for admiring local flowers and learning a little something as well, about flowers and gardens and how they grow in a different part of the world.

The guest speaker this year is Virginia Jameson, giving a talk on Gardens of Switzerland, which are numerous and spectacular.

As flower enthusiasts ourselves at Brant Florist, we are delighted that spring and summer flowers are so joyously and publicly celebrated locally in our town as well as around the world. Among their many benefits, flowers bring people together! We’re excited to come together around flowers in Burlington for this year’s Flower Show in June.

The Burlington Horticultural Flower Show takes place on June 8, 2016 at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre – 2285 New St. Burlington, Ontario from 7:30pm-10:00pm.

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9 Ravishing Flowers Make Your Garden More Attractive

If a garden does not get properly arranged with the right flowers, then the beauty of the garden gets lost. This is the reason that the garden owners need to offer special focus on the choice of the flowers making their gardens different from the others and stand out from the lot. Presently, with the online flower delivery this has become quite easier as well.

1) Roses: Perhaps the best-known scene rose, ‘Thump Out’ bears masses of cherry-red blossoms over dull red foliage. It’s an ailment safe and blossoms throughout the entire season. With little Mischief don’t give its name a chance to swindle you, little mischief is an impeccable occupant for any sunny patio nursery. It produces masses of red blooms (that blur to hot pink as they age) throughout the entire season. Also, this assortment isn’t troubled one piece by sickness. Staggeringly illness safe and simple to develop, this extraordinary rose produces huge amounts of red blooms throughout the entire season. The blossoms are splendidly formed and its mounding propensity makes it a perfect ground spread for sunny spots.

2) Lavender: And on the off chance that you have a couple of lavender shrubberies developing in a helpful spot, you can even wrap your naturally washed tea towels and tablecloths over them, so they get a crisp, botanical aroma as they air in the sun. It’s something or other that individuals did years prior in house gardens.

Lavenders are anything but difficult to develop, however it’s the old story – they require developing the right conditions. Being locals of the Mediterranean district, they like very much depleted soil that is not very rich, and a warm, shielded, sunny spot that is not very drafty.

3) Fuchsia: The fuchsia blossom is a lovely, extraordinary bloom with striking two-tone hues. The fuchsia blossom is very strange with respect to its shape and the way that they are truly fragile. These wonderful blossoms are incredible pretty much anyplace in your greenhouse. Be that as it may, you will discover fuchsia developing best in hanging wicker bin on the yard. Continue perusing to learn administer to fuchsia plants.

4) Tulips: Tulips are probably the most well known spring blooms ever, and the third most mainstream blossoms worldwide next just to the Rose and Chrysanthemum. Tulips arrive in an unfathomable assortment of hues, tallness, and blossom shapes. A few Tulips are even fragrant. The word Tulip is thought to be a debasement of the Turkish word “tulbend” for turban.

5) Lilies: Lilies will bring excellence, shading and scent to your greenhouse for a long time; they just oblige you to plant them in the opportune place and accommodate their basic needs. Pick a very much depleted area within any event a large portion of a day of daylight. On the off chance that it’s excessively shady, the stems will extend and incline towards the sun; trumpet lilies are the most shade touchy. Lilies cherish full sun, the length of the globules are sufficiently profound to keep cool when temperatures take off. They additionally appreciate a mulch.

6) Jasmine: The Jasmine plant is a wellspring of fascinating aroma in hotter atmospheres. It is an essential aroma noted in fragrances and has home grown properties. The plants might be vines or hedges and some are evergreen. Most jasmine plants are found in tropical to sub-tropical atmospheres, in spite of the fact that a couple might flourish in calm zones.

7) Geraniums: Geraniums make famous sheet material plants in the greenery enclosure, but at the same time they’re ordinarily become inside or outside in hanging wicker container. Developing geranium plants is simply the length of you can give them what they require. Contingent upon where or how you develop geranium plants, their necessities will be to some degree diverse. Inside, geraniums require heaps of light to bloom yet will endure direct light conditions.

8) Hydrangea: While most hydrangeas do best in shade, assortments of Hydrangea paniculata incline toward sunny spots. Most determinations have extensive groups of white blooms in summer. The conspicuous sprouts blur to shades of pink or red before drying to beige. At numerous regions, they dry right on the plant in fall and stay looking great through a large portion of the winter. With the flower delivery UK options you can present these flowers to your loved ones as well.

9) Sunflowers: Sunflowers are maybe one of the most effortless blooms that you can develop in the greenery enclosure. They are so natural to develop that they are oftentimes used to acquaint exceptionally youthful plant specialists with the delights of cultivating. Numerous nursery workers affectionately planted the highly contrasting seeds of monster sunflowers and watching in amazement as they developed to tower into the sky.

In any case, since sunflowers are anything but difficult to develop does not imply that they ought to be rejected from the adult patio nursery. The assortment of sunflowers accessible to the home planter is completely astounding and, to sweeten the deal even further, sunflowers can draw in some nearby feathered creatures to your greenery enclosure.