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Popular flowering summer bulbs
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Different types of plants have different root systems. They also bloom during different times of the year. When you choose seasonal flowers for your bouquets, they will last longer and they will prove more affordable too. Here are some of the most popular flowering summer bulbs you can enjoy in your garden and your home.

Oriental lilies

These summer bulbs produce some of the most impressive blooms. They are unique in their shape and size as well as their exotic appearance. They are best grown in pots or containers so that you are able to move them around according to their needs. If you wish to pick the flowers, remember to remove the pollen to prevent it from falling and staining your table or tablecloth.

Freesia

One of the most fragrant of all summer bulbs, freesia comes in various amazing colours. They are fairly hardy which means that, if you live in an area with a mild climate, they will thrive. Alternatively, they can be cultivated in greenhouses or similar environments.

Begonias

These are fine blooms available in bright colours. They enjoy shady areas like your patio and these summer bulbs are known for having a long bloom period in the summer and until November. They can be planted in a window box or displayed in a hanging basket if you prefer.

Gladioli

Probably one of the most impressive of all summer bulbs, they are known and loved for their tall stems and vibrant colours. The blooms are ruffled and this will give your bouquet added texture. They can also be enjoyed in your garden and are excellent for areas behind plants and blooms with shorter stems.

No matter the type of summer bulbs you choose for your garden, the one thing you can be sure of is their beauty. Make sure that you choose several colours for your garden and draft a planting plan before you begin. When cutting your flowers in the summer, you should do so early in the morning and before the sun gets too hot. You should also select flowers that are in partial bud form to ensure that they last longest.

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