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Melinda's Garden Moment: New bulbs for a new look

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MADISON (WKOW )-- Many people are anxiously awaiting the perfect spring day to break into their gardens. Tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs are often the first sign of a change of season.

This year consider finding new locations and combinations of bulbs to add to your garden. Use mass plantings of small scale bulbs like grape hyacinths or mix them with larger spring flowering bulbs, groundcovers or perennials for greater impact. Extend your bulb display by including early, mid and late spring tulips. 

Increase interest by using various types.  The narrow and pointed petals of the lily tulip are quite the contrast to the more ruffled petals of the parrot.  Try double peony type for a bold statement in the garden or the more subtle but long lived flowering species tulips.

Early and mid spring daffodils come in a variety of colors, flower size and trumpet sizes.  Include some fragrant jonquils to enjoy in the garden or indoors.
Mask the fading foliage by mixing bulbs with perennials.

Check out Melinda Myers' website for more gardening tips.

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