Finding flower bulbs to plant in your home or garden is easier than it has ever been before. On this page I want to run you through some of the purchase options you have at your disposal.
Your first port of call should be your local garden center. They will have a plethora of bulbs for you to choose from. They will often be at fairly competitive prices too! The only downside to purchasing them this way is that stores generally only keep the most popular of bulbs in stock. This can make it very difficult to choose something that is a touch more unique.
The second option is to head online. The selection is going to be far better and the prices considerably better too. The only downside is that you will not be able to inspect the quality of the bulbs before you make a purchase. This should not be too much of a problem in most cases if you do your due diligence and read through as many reviews on the retailer as possible. In some cases however you may end up with a bulb that just does not sprout.
If you live in a larger city or town then you may find that a number of bulb exchanges have been set up. This will enable you to purchase some brilliant bulbs from local growers. This is probably one of the best ways to source some incredibly unique bulbs quite quickly. It will also allow you to talk to somebody that has actually grown that bulb before in your local area. This means that you will be able to get plenty of advice on the best way to ensure that you are going to end up with a stunning flower at the end of it!
Fake Flowers Vs Real Flowers
Looking to grow flowers in your home? Well, this is fantastic! Flowers are a brilliant way to spruce up the look of your property the natural way. Of course, one of the first decisions that you are going to need to make is whether you should opt for real or fake flowers. Let me run you through the pros and cons of each.
Obviously fake flowers are going to be far easier to care for than real flowers. It is simply a case of putting them in the vase and you are ready to go. There is absolutely no hassle involved with it. The downside is that they do not look half as good as real flowers do. Even if you purchase the best fake flowers on the market you will still be able to tell that they are ‘fake’ from a distance. They have an almost plastic look to them. That being said, many people still opt for them when they are really just looking to play around with the design of their home as opposed to wanting something to look after.
One of the main reasons as to why I tend to veer towards real flowers is because of the gorgeous smell that the majority of them give off. Remember, flowers are not just about looks, they are also about smelling great. There are some fake flowers on the market which have a bit of a scent to them. In my experience this scent wears away incredibly quickly though. All you are going to be left with is something which really looks fake. It adds nothing to the room, and that is not what you want. Obviously if they do not smell though then they are not going to be attracting ‘pests’ into your home or garden.