The purpose of foundation plantings is to hide unattractive parts of the foundation of a house from view and to anchor the home to the site.
While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.
The leaves of Georgia Blue Veronica are small and dark green and turn a burgundy-bronze shade in winter.
These flowering onions look exotic floating above the other plants.
The Vinca minor, also known as common periwinkle, is best known for being an easy ground cover with periwinkle blue flowers in spring.
In late February in my Midwestern garden, I delight in the green, sprouting foliage of little bulbs. It is evidence that the tiniest flowers are the bravest.
After the holidays, gardeners often seek tender bulbs that bloom indoors such as the Paper White Narcissus. They will light up our homes and hearts in winter.
You can plant many varieties of lily bulbs to have continuous bloom from late May into August.
The tiny scilla is one of these rewarding yet undemanding fellows.
What do you do to get your flower fix in February?