Summer Bulb Flowers

summer bulb flowers
  • (flower) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
  • (of a plant) Produce flowers; bloom
  • (flower) bloom: produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
  • (flower) a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  • Be in or reach an optimum stage of development; develop fully and richly
  • Induce (a plant) to produce flowers
  • Years, esp. of a person's age
  • the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox; "they spent a lazy summer at the shore"
  • The period from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox
  • spend the summer; "We summered in Kashmir"
  • the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty; "the golden summer of his life"
  • The warmest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from June to August and in the southern hemisphere from December to February
  • A plant grown from an organ of this kind
  • a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
  • light bulb: electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
  • A similar underground organ such as a corm or a rhizome
  • a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end); "the bulb of a syringe"
  • A rounded underground storage organ present in some plants, notably those of the lily family, consisting of a short stem surrounded by fleshy scale leaves or leaf bases and resting over winter
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Summer Bulbs: Simple Steps for Growing Beautiful Glads, Dahlias, Begonias, Cannas, and Other Tender Bulbs
Summer Bulbs: Simple Steps for Growing Beautiful Glads, Dahlias, Begonias, Cannas, and Other Tender Bulbs
Their names sound as exotic as the blossoms they produce - gloxinias, tigridias, sprekelias - and only begin to hint at the exciting world of color and fragrance that awaits those who venture beyond the local garden center's bins of tulips and daffodils. And while their names may not exactly roll off the tongue, tender bulbs share one key advantage of their better-known relatives: simplicity. Everything required to produce strikingly beautiful blooms comes in a convenient package just waiting for the proper conditions to grow and flourish, returning year after year, provided some basic conditions are met. Tender bulbs are tailor-made for the modern gardener who is always looking for something new to grow, yet who may lack the time or space to maintain elaborate flower beds. These bulbs thrive in containers and quickly fill small areas with a profusion of unusual and strikingly beautiful flowers. The text is accompanied by gorgeous and practical full-color photographs.

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My Lily from the Bulb I Bought this Spring
My Lily from the Bulb I Bought this Spring
Last spring I was at the store and was tempted by the flower bulbs. I didn't think I really had more space for another lily and I should stop spending money on flowers but the picture looked so pretty and I didn't have any like it so I bought a bulb anyway. As it turned out most of my lily bulbs had been nibbled away over the winter. I'm glad that I bought one.
Naked ladies (Amaryllis belladonna)
Naked ladies (Amaryllis belladonna)
These bulbs have been in the same place (shade, though they're sun lovers) for about fifteen years. This year they finally decided to bloom. They're called "naked ladies" because their foliage is dead by the time the flowers bloom in late summer. (The leaves seen here in the background are liriope.)

summer bulb flowers
summer bulb flowers
Taylor's Guides to Bulbs: How to Select and Grow More Than 400 Summer-Hardy and Tender Bulbs
From the earliest harbingers of spring to the lilies of summer and the crocuses of fall, nothing adds color to a garden quite like bulbs do. Use this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to select the best bulbs to create an ever-changing parade of garden color. In it you'll find:

* The best cultivars of beloved hardy bulbs such as tulips and daffodils

* Exciting new tender bulbs to grow for summer color--or in containers

* Lists of bulbs by bloom time to guide your selections and ensure flowers from late winter through fall

* Detailed instructions for propagating bulbs

* Complete information on how to overwinter tender bulbs

* Instructions on forcing bulbs for indoor flowers

For every plant pictured, you'll find complete growing information, including sun, shade, and soil requirements.