You may have noticed that passive gardening is growing in popularity. Ease is the key concept for the customer, and perhaps you don't realise how well bulbs meet this requirement. One great attraction of flowering bulbs is that they are relatively low-maintenance. Whatever type of garden the customer prefers (contemporary, atmospheric, classical), bulbs will fit in anywhere. And because bulbs, low-growing perennials and ground cover go so well together in the garden, also because many are suitable for naturalisation, you can see ease, the promise of spring and the budget go hand in here. The costs don't need to be excessive, particularly if you go for naturalising bulbs, and the customer will be delighted with year after year of early flowers in their garden.
There's a type of bulb to suit every situation, whether it’s a mixed border with herbaceous perennials, under fruit trees, in a "pick-your-own" garden, a traditional (or a modernistic) flowerbed, a romantic garden or a minimalist one. Flowering bulbs combine well with trees and other plants. As a further bonus, bulbs require little or no maintenance following planting.
Worried about dying foliage?
You don't need to be.
Herbaceous perennials gain height rapidly in the spring, quickly covering any withering leaves.