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Caring for early bloomers in the home and garden: With these tips you will enjoy your spring flowers for a long time

Spring is getting closer and closer and our longing for sun rays and pleasant hours outdoors is increasing. And what better way to spread the spring mood than with some beautiful early bloomers in the house or garden? Whether you planted your bulbs back in the fall or just brought home some spring bloomers from the supermarket or garden center, proper care is fundamental to keeping the flowers pleasing to the eye for as long as possible.

The best spring flowers for indoors

Early bloomers as decoration in the house beautiful daffodil

Early bloomers are the flowers that first show their blooms at the beginning of spring. For example, some of the best known spring bloomers include snowdrops, hyacinths, crocuses, primroses, tulips, ranunculus and daffodils. Some early bloomers also feel at home indoors, making them wonderful spring decorations for the home. For example, daffodils and hyacinths are great choices if you want to add a splash of color to the table or windowsill.

Spring bloomers are considered undemanding and are great for novice gardeners. Although most species quickly run wild in the garden and don’t require any special care, there are things you can do to extend their blooming season. As for potted care, there are also a few points to keep in mind to look forward to long and lush blooms.

Tips for buying early blooming bulbs in pot

Buying early bloomers tips

Even if you have not planted bulbs in the fall, you do not have to miss the grace of spring bloomers. Various bulbs such as hyacinths and daffodils can be found in pots in supermarkets as early as the beginning of February. You can also already find other early bloomers like primroses everywhere. Their beautiful colors immediately invite us to take a few pots in the cart and enjoy their beauty at home. However, there are some things you should still consider when buying them.

Buying early bloomers in pots tips

Always look carefully to see if the leaves are fresh and green. Yellow discolored leaves often indicate nutrient deficiencies or watering errors in early bloomers. Furthermore, you should also take a look at the bottom of the pot. If there are muddy roots protruding from it, it is better to leave the plant. The fact that the plant has several protruding roots is not bad at all, in fact it is recommended, but they should be white or beige and look healthy.

As for the flowers, it is better to choose specimens with several closed buds instead of those with open flowers. In this way, you will certainly enjoy your spring flowers longer.

What location to choose for the early bloomers in the house and garden?

The right location for spring bloomers

If you want to plant the purchased spring flowers in the bed, it is best to choose a sunny location. However, some spring bloomers, such as snowdrops and winter bulbs, also feel comfortable in partial shade. For lush blooms, the soil needs to be nutrient-rich and well-drained.

As for the right place in the house, a sunny windowsill is the best choice. So, the location should be bright, but not too warm, because most spring flowers prefer it cool.

Do you need to repot the early bloomers?

When to repot early bloomers tips

The bulbs you buy from the supermarket or garden center are usually not meant to stay in the existing pots. Especially the specimens that come in small plastic pots need to be moved to a larger pot or to the garden.

Transplanting early bloomers indoors into pots

Before repotting early bloomers in larger pots, the soil ball should be well watered. It is best to immerse it briefly in a large container of water until no more air bubbles come out. Then the plant goes into the new planter, which is half filled with fresh potting soil. If necessary, the roots are loosened and the spaces are then further filled with soil.

We recommend the use of high-quality substrates, because they contain enough nutrients, so fertilization is not necessary for the first 4 to 6 weeks. After that, you can provide the plants with liquid fertilizer.

Fertilize the spring bloomers in the garden.

Spring flowers crocuses in the garden

Unlike the flowers in pots and boxes, the spring flowers planted in the garden can be supported with a fertilizer. When doing so, also pay attention to the requirements of the corresponding plant, as they may differ between the different species of early bloomers.

To support the growth and flowering of spring bloomers, fertilize with a general-purpose fertilizer once the stems reach about 10 inches in height. Another good option is to add horn meal, which will provide the plants with valuable nutrients for several weeks.

Watering early bloomers properly in the home or garden

Early bloomers watering properly in the garden

Spring flowers need adequate water to thrive. The following applies: regardless of the selected location (indoors or outdoors), early bloomers may be watered even on cold days. Spring flowers feel most comfortable when the soil is always slightly moist. However, you should avoid waterlogging at all costs.

Unlike potted plants, spring bloomers in beds do not necessarily need to be watered. Many of them can retain moisture well, but watering would be recommended in any case during prolonged dry periods.

What to do with faded blooms?

Primroses in the garden beautiful early bloomers spring

Most early bloomers will reward you if you regularly remove their faded flowers. In their place, some plants, such as primroses, form new buds and so you can enjoy the plant longer.

Early bloomers care after flowering

What to do with early bloomers after flowering

Sooner or later, the flowering period of beautiful spring flowers is over, and then comes the time for cutting. Before cutting , the plants must be completely withered , so they can pull all the valuable substances from the leaves and store them . Then you can either dig up the bulbs and store them in a dry place, or leave them in the ground.