image
image
image

                 Dutch Gardens, Inc.

Summer Beauties from Bulbs
By Sally Cogdill

 


        When one hears the word "bulbs" images of spring-blooming tulips and daffodils usually pop to mind.  We tend to forget that some of summer's most stunning flowers come from summer-blooming bulbs.

          Blooming between June and September, begonias, callas, cannas, dahlias, caladiums and gladiolus are just some of the many beauties that grow from bulbs.  (The term “bulb,” as commonly used, refers to corms, tubers, tuberous roots, rhizomes and true bulbs.)  For the best selection, you should purchase bulbs at garden centers early in spring or order them through garden catalogs or websites.  Because summer-flowering bulbs aren’t cold hardy like their spring-flowering cousins, they must be planted after the danger of frost is past—about the middle of May along Colorado’s Front Range.  Select planting sites in your garden that meet the varying sunlight needs of these plants.  Cannas, dahlias and gladiolus like sun, callas and begonias prefer partial shade, and caladiums need shady sites.

         Most bulbs require a rich soil with good drainage or they will rot. Therefore, you should prepare the soil by adding a one-inch layer of organic matter such as peat moss or compost.  


You should also add a fertilizer for bulbs. Superphosphate or 5-10-5 complete fertilizers are recommended.  Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers that stimulate leaf growth rather than flower production.  Mix these amendments thoroughly into the soil before planting the bulbs.  As a general rule of thumb, bulbs are planted at a depth that is 2½ to 3 times the diameter of the bulb.  Once the plants begin to bloom, cut off faded flowers to prevent seed formation and to encourage continued bloom.

         Because these plants are not cold hardy, in the fall when the plants’ leaves turn yellow, you should dig up the bulbs and prepare them for storage.  Use a spading fork to loosen the soil and lift the bulbs out of the ground.  Gently clean the bulbs off.  Store gladiolus in a single layer in a ventilated tray.  Caladiums can be stored in dry peat moss or vermiculite.  Store tuberous begonias and callas in sawdust.  Cannas and dahlias can be stored in perlite, vermiculite, sawdust or peat moss.  Keep the bulbs in a cool, dry place such as a basement, shed, or garage where the bulbs won't freeze.  When the month of May arrives next year, inspect the bulbs and discard any that are diseased or have rotted.  Plant the healthy bulbs for another colorful summer garden.


image
jordan 11 legend blue Legend Blue 11s louis vuitton outlet jordan 13 barons jordan 11 louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s michael kors outlet jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s coach outlet online jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue lebron 12 louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s legend blue 11s lebron 11 michael kors outlet beats by dre cheap black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared coach factory outlet michael kors uk michael kors outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue coach black friday louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s legend blue 11s coach outlet online jordan 11 legend blue sac louis vuitton louis vuitton outlet beats by dre outlet beats by dre outlet jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s jordan retro 6 lebron 12 louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue coach factory outlet black infrared 6s Lebron 11 jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet Lebron 11 jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s legend blue 11s legend blue 11s beats by dre cheap beats by dre cheap legend blue 11s coach black friday jordan 11 legend blue uggs black friday louis vuitton outlet uggs black friday jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s black infrared 6s uggs black friday michael kors outlet black infrared 6s coach outlet online jordan 6 black infrared coach outlet online black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s coach factory outlet louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s michael kors outlet lebron 12 beats by dre cheap legend blue 11s lebron 12 legend blue 11s cheap jordan shoes louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 sac louis vuitton legend blue 11s black infrared 6s michael kors outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s jordan retro 11 jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s black infrared 6s uggs black friday legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s michael kors outlet legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue beats by dre cheap jordan 14 black toe coach outlet online cheap jordans jordan retro 6 coach outlet online jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet lebron 12 michael kors outlet jordan 6 black infrared jordan 14 black toe legend blue 11s jordan 14 black toe michael kors outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet lebron 11 coach factory outlet jordan 11 legend blue Lebron 11 legend blue 11s black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s sac louis vuitton louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet coach factory outlet legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue michael kors outlet coach outlet online beats by dre cheap michael kors outlet jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s kate spade outlet legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet Lebron 11 louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet beats by dre outlet legend blue 11s legend blue 11s jordan retro 11 sac louis vuitton jordan retro 6 jordan retro 11 black infrared 6s beats by dre cheap jordan retro 6 louis vuitton outlet lebron 12 louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue coach factory outlet legend blue 11s black infrared 6s coach factory outlet michael kors outlet black infrared 6s black infrared 6s kate spade outlet coach factory outlet jordan 11 legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet beats by dre outlet beats by dre outlet jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s cheap jordan shoes lebron 12 louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 coach outlet online Legend Blue 11s lebron 11 jordan 6 black infrared barons 13s lebron 11 jordan 6 black infrared Legend Blue 11s legend blue 11s sac louis vuitton lebron 12 coach outlet online coach outlet online legend blue 11s black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue uggs black friday louis vuitton outlet uggs black friday jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s uggs black friday michael kors outlet black infrared 6s legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s michael kors outlet black infrared 6s michael kors outlet jordan 11 legend blue beats by dre cheap jordan 6 black infrared beats by dre outlet kate spade outlet legend blue 11s black infrared 6s legend blue 11s black infrared 6s Legend Blue 11s coach outlet online cheap oakley sunglasses black infrared 6s black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared jordan retro 11 coach outlet online legend blue 11s legend blue 11s black infrared 6s michael kors outlet jordan retro 11 coach black friday black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s ferrari 14s coach outlet online michael kors outlet legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet lebron 12 lebron 12 louis vuitton outlet beats by dre cheap legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet sac louis vuitton jordan 11 legend blue jordan retro 11 jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s beats by dre cheap jordan 14 black toe jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet beats by dre cheap jordan 11 legend blue jordan retro 11 Lebron 11 jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet legend blue 11s legend blue 11s black infrared 6s lebron 12 michael kors black friday black infrared 6s black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue michael kors outlet online beats by dre black friday jordan retro 11 legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared coach outlet online jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet coach outlet online jordan 11 legend blue jordan retro 11 legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet beats by dre cheap beats by dre cheap legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet Lebron 11 black infrared 6s legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 13 barons louis vuitton outlet beats by dre black friday coach black friday louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared michael kors black friday michael kors black friday jordan 11 legend blue michael kors black friday jordan 6 black infrared coach black friday legend blue 11s jordan 13 barons jordan 11 legend blue jordan 14 black toe jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s jordan retro 11 legend blue 11s jordan 13 barons black infrared 6s coach outlet online jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 louis vuitton outlet coach outlet online jordan 11 legend blue jordan retro 11 legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet beats by dre cheap beats by dre cheap legend blue 11s jordan 11 Legend Blue legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet lebron 11 uggs black friday black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet coach outlet online louis vuitton outlet beats by dre black friday coach black friday louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s beats by dre outlet legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet online jordan retro 11 coach outlet online lebron 12 beats by dre cheap black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue lebron 12 black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s michael kors outlet legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared beats by dre cheap michael kors outlet cheap jordan shoes legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue Legend Blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared uggs black friday jordan 11 legend blue jordan retro 11 legend blue 11s legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue 11s lebron 12 beats by dre cheap jordan 6 black infrared beats by dre cheap cheap jordan shoes louis vuitton outlet lebron 12 louis vuitton outlet beats by dre outlet michael kors outlet cheap oakley sunglasses coach factory outlet black infrared 6s jordan retro 11 lebron 11 black infrared 6s lebron 12 legend blue 11s michael kors outlet jordan 11 legend blue lebron 12 jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s coach factory outlet michael kors outlet uggs black friday uggs black friday jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s north face black friday louis vuitton outlet beats by dre black friday jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s legend blue 11s legend blue 11s Lebron 11 legend blue 11s lebron 12 jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s michael kors outlet michael kors outlet black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 Legend Blue jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s cheap oakley sunglasses jordan 6 black infrared Lebron 11 jordan 13 barons black infrared 6s Legend Blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue michael kors outlet legend blue 11s legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared coach black friday louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet uggs black friday north face black friday jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet black toe 14s black infrared 6s beats by dre outlet jordan 11 legend blue jordan retro 6 beats by dre cheap jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s lebron 12 beats by dre cheap legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet cheap oakley sunglasses black infrared 6s black infrared 6s legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s legend blue 11s beats by dre cheap lebron 12 beats by dre cheap legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue cheap jordans jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s legend blue 11s uggs black friday north face black friday beats by dre black friday lebron 12 legend blue 11s michael kors outlet online uggs black friday beats by dre black friday jordan retro 11 jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet beats by dre cheap coach factory outlet Legend Blue 11s michael kors outlet jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s michael kors outlet jordan retro 11 lebron 12 louis vuitton outlet sac louis vuitton louis vuitton outlet Lebron 11 jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s michael kors uk louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s michael kors outlet jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared ferrari 14s jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet online louis vuitton outlet jordan retro 11 black infrared 6s michael kors outlet online jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s michael kors outlet jordan retro 11 louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s legend blue 11s black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue Legend Blue 11s black infrared 6s coach outlet online sac louis vuitton legend blue 11s legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s lebron 12 coach factory outlet legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet cheap jordans legend blue 11s michael kors outlet black infrared 6s black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared coach black friday jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared coach black friday louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared michael kors black friday legend blue 11s north face black friday legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet beats by dre outlet legend blue 11s legend blue 11s jordan retro 11 sac louis vuitton jordan retro 6 jordan retro 11 black infrared 6s beats by dre cheap jordan retro 6 louis vuitton outlet lebron 12 louis vuitton outlet jordan retro 11 michael kors outlet legend blue 11s coach outlet online jordan 6 black infrared beats by dre outlet cheap oakley sunglasses jordan 6 black infrared lebron 12 black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue Lebron 11 michael kors outlet beats by dre black friday jordan 11 legend blue uggs black friday uggs black friday legend blue 11s black infrared 6s north face black friday coach outlet online beats by dre black friday jordan 11 legend blue cheap oakley sunglasses legend blue 11s beats by dre cheap jordan retro 11 legend blue 11s black toe 14s coach outlet online jordan retro 6 michael kors outlet online cheap jordans michael kors outlet cheap oakley sunglasses louis vuitton outlet lebron 11 lebron 12 jordan 6 black infrared barons 13s black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue jordan 13 barons louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet beats by dre cheap lebron 12 black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet coach outlet online uggs black friday michael kors outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue beats by dre black friday coach black friday legend blue 11s black infrared 6s legend blue 11s north face black friday black infrared 6s coach outlet online beats by dre outlet jordan 6 black infrared cheap oakley sunglasses coach outlet online legend blue 11s Nike kd vii Nike kd vii legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue coach outlet online black infrared 6s coach factory outlet jordan 11 legend blue beats by dre outlet black infrared 6s jordan retro 11 legend blue 11s legend blue 11s black infrared 6s legend blue 11s black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue beats by dre cheap black infrared 6s uggs black friday uggs black friday michael kors black friday jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s north face black friday north face black friday black infrared 6s michael kors outlet legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue cheap oakley sunglasses legend blue 11s beats by dre outlet black infrared 6s beats by dre cheap lebron 12 louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet beats by dre outlet coach outlet online Lebron 11 coach outlet online jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue lebron 12 black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s michael kors outlet jordan 11 legend blue lebron 12 jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s beats by dre cheap michael kors outlet jordan retro 6 lebron 12 jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s north face black friday louis vuitton outlet north face black friday jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet beats by dre outlet michael kors outlet jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s lebron 11 nike kd vii easy money sac louis vuitton lebron 12 legend blue 11s legend blue 11s legend blue 11s black infrared 6s michael kors outlet coach outlet online cheap jordans jordan 6 black infrared michael kors uk black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s Nike kd vii Easy Money legend blue 11s black infrared 6s Lebron 11 jordan 6 black infrared lebron 12 louis vuitton outlet uggs black friday coach black friday louis vuitton outlet jordan retro 11 jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s beats by dre black friday coach black friday lebron 11 jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s black infrared 6s black toe 14s louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s Lebron 11 coach outlet online jordan 11 legend blue Nike kd vii jordan 11 jordan 6 black infrared jordan 14 black toe coach outlet online michael kors outlet legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet jordan retro 11 cheap oakley sunglasses louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue north face black friday louis vuitton outlet jordan retro 11 legend blue 11s lebron 12 jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet jordan retro 11 legend blue 11s michael kors outlet michael kors outlet legend blue 11s cheap oakley sunglasses lebron 12 jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s coach outlet online louis vuitton outlet lebron 12 jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s lebron 12 black infrared 6s jordan 11 jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet lebron 12 Nike kd vii michael kors outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared north face black friday jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet black infrared 6s north face black friday black infrared 6s coach black friday