Adding White to Your Flower Garden

Growing white flowers in the garden creates an enchanting, almost other-wordly feel that’s particularly noticble at night time. Even during the daylight hours though, there’s just something particularly striking about seeing gorgeous white flower blooms against the various shades of green from your foilage.

Planting white flowers throughout your garden is an excellent way to simply mix in somethirng different to compliment all of the other colorful flowers you have growing. White flowers make excellent stand alone gardens too, so you might think about creating one flower bed which is dedicated to growing all white flowers. Another wonderful way to grow white flowers though, is as an accent to other colors.

In cut flower arrangements for instance, it’s common to see bold red roses accented with white baby’s breath. You can create a similar look in your rose garden, by planting baby’s breath in strategic locations close to your roses.

White Peacock Amaryllis is another white flower you might want to try adding to your garden. Imagine growing this one mingled in the same bed as a flaming red Amaryllis variety such as the Red Lion.

The Carnation White Begonia is another spring bulb plant which produces wonderful white flowers. These look like carnation flowers, and would go beautifully with roses too. Since these flowers tend to bloom quite well in shadier areas, they add excellent splashes of brightness to flower beds under trees, or containers on a patio or porch.

There are several types of Daffodils which produce white flower blooms too, and these are quite popular to plant with Daffodils of other colors, or even with colorful varieties of tulips too. Mount Hood, also known as Narcissi trumpet, is a Daffodil which is planted in the fall, and it is considered to be unmatched in it’s blooming length. The pure white flowers are huge, and they tend to stay open for as long as four weeks in April and May. The plants grow to be about eighteen inches tall, and they multiply year after year. Usually you’ll see the most flower blooms in the second or third year of growth.

Another interesting white blooming flower is not fully white. The Dahlia Hawaii is actually white and yellow, with splashes of pink on each petal that look as if they’ve been dabbed on with a paintbrush. This adorable flower will bloom from July through late fall, and it’s excellent for cut flower gardens and containers too.

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