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In lawns, large grassy areas, grass-covered verges,road-sides.

 

Because grass is so neutral, it makes the perfect background to experiment with bulbs. Some of the many imaginable variations include:

- using bulbs that are all the same kind but in various colours and planting them closely together to create sprightly spring ribbons of colour.

- using bulbs of one or more kinds in the same colour and planting them far enough apart to show off the individual flowers – the result should be a single blush of colour “painted” over the lawn.

- Cutting out imaginative shapes in the lawn and filling them with a mixture of various kinds of bulbs that provide a succession of flowers: weeks of colour that changes over time.

- Stripes or rectangular shapes. Stripes in a single colour in various lengths and various spaces between provide a graphic contemporary look. In surroundings featuring classical architecture, rectangular outlines filled with a contrasting colour are always effective.
- Circles in various diameters used as “dots” on a green background.

- An ultra-simple solution for rougher grass-covered verges and slopes: a once-only planting of early-flowering spring bulbs such as Crocus tommasinianus or snowdrops. Then simply let them take care of themselves: a guarantee of colour year after year.

- A mixture of various kinds of bulbs suitable for multiple-year flowering that also display an overlap in flowering periods and that can be planted by machine in a rough grass-covered verge. During the course of the season, the grass mixed with other herbaceous plants becomes a part of this planting, thus resulting in a pleasant informal look.