Care and maintenance

Flower bulbs are low-maintenance plants. Many kinds of bulbs can even be left in the same place for years. They increase in number all by themselves by producing seeds or by spontaneously producing more flower bulbs. This process is called naturalization. After so many years, daffodils, crocuses, winter aconites, anemones, snowdrops, squills and grape hyacinths can form an unbroken carpet of plants.

Other flower bulbs such as tulips and hyacinths will bloom profusely the first year after planting but produce fewer and fewer flowers thereafter because their bulbs gradually become exhausted. Botanical tulips, however, are an exception.

Here are some tips for enjoying your flower bulbs longer: