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William's Featured Plants - Summer Bulbs
Bulbous plants of summer can add color, structure, interest, and wow-factor to the summer garden. Many of them are sub-tropical and thrive in the heat. Pest resistance, drought tolerance, and easy winter storage are other attributes. And, fortunately for the gardener, more varieties are becoming readily available. More info on summer bulbs.
This is not an all encompassing list, but a brief overview. Favorites, like lilies, daylilies, and alliums, are excluded for two reasons. They are familiar to even novice gardeners and too extensive for this overview. The Amaryllids and Aroids factor heavily into the summer palette. Check out some amaryllis family flowers and some arum family spathe & spadix flower structures.
The selected plants are valuable garden assets. Some of the brightest and most fragrant flowers of summer are in this group, including:
crinums, dahlias, cannas, mariposa lily, and pineapple lilies.
Enjoy this brief review of some of my favorite plants (see links below).