How to Plant Dutch Tulips and Create a Beautiful Flower Bed In Your Garden

by John Griffith

If you are thinking of doing some landscaping in your garden, a flower bed is a must-have. There is nothing that can beat the beauty of flowers. It has been scientifically proven that flowers reduce stress and help you feel more relaxed. So, if you love spending time in your garden with a good book or a glass of wine after a long day at work, having flowers around you can add to your zen state of mind. Which is why, in this article we are going to focus on one of the most beautiful flowers in the world – Dutch grown tulips. We have all seen those Instagram photos with the beautiful tulip fields in Holland. Well, recreate this look in your garden and catch everyone’s eye, as soon as they set foot in your garden.

Create gorgeous flower beds with tulips in different colors

dutch tulips tulip field filled with tulips in different shades of pink light and darker

How to plant tulips?

Well, the first thing you need to do is get your Dutch tulips bulbs. Pick out the colors and pick up your bulbs. First of all, it is important to remember that tulips love sunlight. Which is why, you need to pick out space with direct sunlight. If you are living in a place where it is hot all the time, though, you should consider having them under semi-shade. Secondly, the best time to plant tulips is in October, or early November, so keep that in mind, as well. Then, it is time to prepare the soil. Dig a hole, which is approximately 20cm deep. Then mix the soil with compost, so your tulips have enough nutrients. Then arrange the bulbs with the pointed side up and the roots facing down. Finally, cover them with the rest of the soil and water it.

The good news is you can mix the tulips with other flowers and create a colorful flower bed

flower bed with white tulips and blue flowers in between them dutch tulips

How to take care of tulips?

The first thing you need to know is that tulips are not that difficult to take care of. Which makes them the perfect flowers for your flower bed. They don’t have to be watered all the time, because this will make the bulb rot. Instead, water them once every week, especially if you notice that the soil is dry. Otherwise, if you live in an area with rain and snow, you can let nature do its own thing. And, once spring starts and the sun starts shining, just sit back and watch your beautiful tulips bloom and grow.

Gorgeous Rembrandt tulips

multicolored tulips dutch tulips flower bed with tulips in yellow red white purple pink

Make sure your Dutch tulips are taken care of even after they fade and become wilted

Pruning is an important part of the process of looking after tulips. So, after the colors start fading and they become wilted you can cut the stems of the tulips. As soon as the flowers head starts falling, you can start pruning. The most important thing you need to remember here, though, is not to cut the leaves. The leaves can be left for about 6 weeks, so they can collect more sunlight and nutrients. You can cut the leaves after 6 weeks and then expect your tulips to bloom again next spring.

Rainbow Parrot tulips

rainbow tulip in different colors purple orange yellow dutch tulips blue hyacinth around it

In conclusion, having a flower bed doesn’t only beautify your garden. You can find that gardening and taking care of your flowers relaxes you and relieves stress. So, don’t be afraid to create your own flower garden. And, if you are looking for flowers which are not that difficult to look after, but at the same time are extremely beautiful and colorful, than tulips should be your go-to.

Tulips come in so many different colors, they can help you create the most beautiful flower garden

purple red orange yellow tulips dutch tulips tulip field with tulips in different colors

John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.