Early Spring blooming bulbs are emerging in my garden. Some of these will bloom between February & April next year. The picture above is Narcissus ‘Baby Moon’ I believe. It has multiple blooms on a single stem with grass like foliage. The solid yellow blooms blend nicely with Muscari Grape Hyacinth as companions.
Another great spring bloomer is the Dutch Iris. I’ve had white & yellow flowering ones in the garden for a few years now. This year I added the cultivar ‘Blue Pearl’ which is blueish purple with a yellow center. Each flower lasts a long time on the plant compared to the Bearded Irises.
However my favorite spring blooming bulbs have to be from the Allium family. The Allium sphaerocephalon (Drumstick) pictured above is one of the longest blooming members of this family. I have a variety of cultivars such Allium unifolium, Allium cernuum, Allium christophii, Allium sphaerocephalon and Allium Moly. This year I added ‘Purple Sensation’ which I am quite excited about. This species of bulbs works well with Daylillies, Croscosmia and other perennials. Bulbs are a source of hope in my garden.