Imagine a beautiful, colorful garden in front of your house. Bursts of color that keep coming back year after year. Your own gardening oasis. Holland Bulb Farms can give you that garden.
Their Home Garden Collection comes with a beautiful assortment of bulbs and plant starts for creating a small perennial garden that will come back again and again.
- You’ll get three bare root starts of May Night salvia, a plant whose spiky purple flowers bloom in early summer.
- You’ll get one start of Comtesse de Bouchard clematis, a vine that produces stunning pink flowers all through summer and into fall.
- You’ll also get a wide assortment of lilies, including daylilies Double Passion and Mauna Loa, and oriental lily varieties Muscadet, Stargazer and Acapulco. All of these lilies bloom throughout the summer and come in a stunning array of pinks, whites, reds and yellows.
You can plant this collection in any way you want, but the best layout is as a Lamppost or Mailbox Garden. What do we mean by this? Clematis plants are vining, and they like to have something to climb on. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a lamppost or a mailbox; in fact, any tall structure in your garden will do. You can even install your own free-standing trellis. The point is to elevate the clematis and then surround it with the lower lilies and salvia. Since the salvia is shorter and tends to bloom first, you’ll want to place it in front of the lilies. This will give you a great layered effect with a strong focal point in the middle.
The Home Gardening Collection does best in full sun to partial shade. Plant your bulbs and starts in the spring, spacing each about 18 to 24 inches apart. The whole collection should cover about 16 square feet of space, which is just enough to make for a dense and satisfying small gardening oasis!