Winter is rolling around – is your garden prepped and ready with winter bulbs? There are some beautiful flowers you can plant at this time of year in preparation for a spring bloom, these include: Freesias, Daffodils, Ranunculi, Hyacinths, and Dutch Irises. We know you’ll love them all! To make the winter gardening process easier for you, we’ve got plenty of flower care products and gardening tools available on our online store.
Are you ready to turn your winter garden into a winter wonderland? Take a look at these tips for growing some of our favourite winter bulbs to perfection.
Blooming from late winter to early spring, Freesias are great flowers to grow in combinations of red, yellow and purple – bright and bold colours that turn heads and make a big statement. We love that these beautiful flowers come in so many different shades and their suitability for both beds and arrangements makes them all the more wonderful! Learn more about the stunning Freesia.
Freesias love sunshine so make sure you plant them in an area that receives ample sunlight. Here are some more tips for growing healthy Freesias:
Freesias are not hard to care for – they are actually very low maintenance plants. Here’s how to care for these beautiful flowers:
We love Daffodils because they are strikingly beautiful flowers, with their blooms appearing in early spring. You could say they are living sunshine – adding a bright pop of yellow to spring gardens and brightening the hearts of anyone who beholds them. Daffodils are beautiful and hardy plants that are fairly easy to grow – making them a preferable choice for people who don’t have much time to work in their gardens.
Fun fact: Daffodils are also called Narcissus – the back-story for this name is fascinating. Learn more about the charming Daffodil here.
Enjoy a bright and cheery seasonal bloom of Daffodils with these quick and easy planting steps:
Daffodils may be tough plants but they still require a little TLC from time to time. Here are some ways you can care for your Daffodils to encourage their bloom for years to come:
Delicate and feminine in their shades of pink, purple, yellow and orange, the gorgeous Ranunculus (or spring rose) is no stranger to the South African garden. Ranunculi flowers in early spring and we love them for their soft, textured appearance and ability to thrive both outdoors (as plants in a flower bed) and indoors (as cut flowers in a vase). Explore our range of these colourful spring-bloomers.
Planting Ranunculus is a fairly simple process but the bulbs do require careful placement in your garden in order to thrive. Read up on the step-by-step process for planting them below:
Planting Ranunculus in time for spring? Care for these beautiful flowers the right way with these helpful tips:
We love the vibrant purple and white blooms of the Hyacinth – a welcome sight when grown as a single colour or in a colourful combination. Blooming in early spring, Hyacinth blossoms emit the most gorgeous perfume – making them a favourite patio plant. Hyacinths also have a rich connection to the past, making them all the more appealing. Read more about this fragrant beauty.
Like many spring-bloomers, Hyacinths need sunshine and generous watering to thrive. Want to grow some of these beautiful flowers yourself? We’ll teach you how:
Hyacinth flowers need special care when kept in pots indoors or grown in beds outside. Enjoy abundant blooms with these bulb care tips:
With their silky petals and orchid-like features, Dutch Irises (blooming from late spring to early summer) beautifully complement other spring-blooming flowers and add a touch of refinement to gardens of South Africa. We love them for their beautiful shades of violet, yellow and white. Visit our online store and order the Dutch Iris variety that catches your eye.
When planting your Dutch Iris, it’s important to choose a sunny spot. Follow these steps for an exceptional bloom of beautiful flowers:
If your Dutch Iris needs a little attention, take a look at these ideas for better care:
Ready to plant your own garden of gorgeous spring-bloomers? If so, you better order your bulbs quick – winter is the best time to do it! If you have any questions about our current stock or want additional tips for growing beautiful flowers in the winter months, let us know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.