Since the flowering period and the flowers’ short lifespan do not allow for permanent blooming, the idea to spread the flowering over time appeared so as to have a beautiful flower garden. It aims to keep a garden blooming with a beautiful succession of colours throughout the year, whatever the season may be. To do this, professionals offer sets of flowers and effective planting techniques.

For staggered blooms, the variety of flowers to be planted is essential. The most successful examples being those of lilies, bulbs and flowering shrubs. In addition, your garden can flower for long periods of time with beautiful colours and species. For this, the first technique is to capitalize on the flowers’ growth rate of by mixing plants that flower early with others that bloom later. Among other things, spreading plantings over time can also lead to staggered blooms over time. Finally, a simple way to have staggered flowering is to play on the plants’ flowering period.

Lilies’ staggered flowering

The lily is an excellent example of a successful staggered flowering. Indeed, there are several varieties of lilies, each of them having its own growth rate. Some develop rapidly and bloom just as early as the others. By playing on these characteristics, it becomes possible to obtain staggered blooms. And as each variety boasts a different colour, flowering will be really beautiful and varied. To this end, the Asiatic lilies are the most recommended. Among the earliest lilies, we can include Lily ‘Matrix’, Lily ‘America’, ‘Apeldoorn’ Asiatic Lily, etc.. As for the late-flowering lilies, they include the ‘Latvia’, ‘Mount Hood’, ‘Monte Negro’, ‘Gran Paradiso’, etc.. Each variety is available from speciality stores where you can take the opportunity to seek advice from a professional. Information about colour and flowering are also available.

Spacing out plantings for a staggered flowering

Moreover, spacing out planting days is also a good way to obtain a staggered flowering. This technique especially works for bulbous plants. To this end, all kinds of bulbous plants may be planted to obtain a sequence of flowers of different colours and shapes during the warm season. Simply plant the bulbs at different times. The first plantings will take place immediately after the frost period, while the following ones should be performed every week until the beginning of July. In the end, the flowers will appear successively, for you to enjoy a flowering garden for quite a while.

Having a staggered flowering by focusing on the flowering period

Among other things, juggling with flowering periods also ensures staggered blooms in your garden. It is necessary to choose plants that have different flowering periods. Thus, when some fade, others flourish. The most remarkable effect is especially observed on flowering shrubs. These include, for example, planting in the same garden forsythia, which blooms in spring, followed by a tree that flowers in the beginning of summer.  Then, in fall, hydrangeas will thrive to give way to glory bowers between September and November and to blooming laurestine during the winter. You can start a new cycle of staggered blooms. In short, by playing on flowering periods, we get a succession of beautiful colours.

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Published in Basics by Alexander on 06 Jul 2011