Welcome spring throughout March and April with a colorful bang of flower power as Atlanta Blooms! explodes at the Atlanta Botanical Garden with 80,000 tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and other new bulbs added to enhance an ever-growing collection.
While tulips are certainly the stars of the show – with tens of thousands in a wide variety of red, peach, purple and yellow planted last fall – thousands of lesser-known bulbs, annuals and flowering perennials also will round out the springtime showcase.
For only the second time since the Skyline Garden opened in 2015 the entire Flower Walk leading to it will be planted with a brilliant tapestry of bulbs. More than 36,000 anemones, hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, crocuses and more will begin to shine shortly after planting in January.
And for the first time ever, container gardens have been planted with layers of bulbs for long-lasting blooms. Think bulb lasagna created from a layer of soil, a layer of bulbs, then another layer of soil, another layer of bulbs etc. As one layer of blooms fades, another group of bulbs is not too far behind sending up new blooms.