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Summer-flowering bulbs

 

Did you know that some flower bulbs bloom in the summer? We plant these summer-flowering flower bulbs such as gladiolas, lilies, dahlias and begonias outside, too; but not in the autumn. They can’t tolerate cold winter temperatures because they originally come from countries with tropical climates.

 

If we went ahead and planted them in the autumn, they would never come up. The frost would simply destroy them. This is why summer-flowering bulbs are planted in the spring. That’s when you can buy them, too. Many of these summer-flowering bulbs are not so well known. After all, there are so many other plants in the garden during the summer! The plants that grow from flower bulbs aren’t as conspicuous; many people don’t even know that these are flower bulbs!