Learn how to use Muscari Grape Hyacinth in your garden and all the various ways you can landscape with it around your yard.
Landscaping with Muscari, also known as Grape Hyacinth, can be fun and creative.
Known as a "minor" bulb compared to it's larger, spring-blooming cousins, Muscari deserves the right to be used in your garden spaces.
In "Muscari: How to Use It In Your Garden" - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 79 - learn how you can landscape with Muscari with several ideas and tips.
This episode is meant for any gardener who wants to find new ways to use Muscari Grape Hyacinth in their garden.
If you need it, we've created a spring shopping list that might be helpful for you!
Landscaping with Muscari
Muscari has various uses in your garden. With its short stature and super bright clusters of flowers, this unique, spring-flowering bulb can give your garden definition, texture, and color.
You can increase your curb appeal immediately by planting large ribbons of Muscari, or Grape Hyacinth. to look like a "river" of color. Or, you can enhance your landscape with borders of grape hyacinth parallel to your lawn.
Below are a few ideas for planting Muscari in your landscape:
- Along walkways or edges in clusters or in continuous lines.
- In clumps and groupings around other spring-blooming bulbs in mass plantings.
- In container pots
- Around Rock Gardens.
For Muscari care tips, check out "Grape Hyacinth: A Gardener's Guide and Plant Profile."
Grape Hyacinth used to be in the Liliaceae family but have since been reclassified into the Asparagaceae. This new family group, also known as the Asparagus family, includes herbaceous and woody flowering plants including many garden favorites and wildflowers.
With over 2000 species of flowering plants, this family is very diverse. Many members of this family are valued for ornamental plants, indoor plants, dry bulbs, and their various edible uses.
Other members of the Asparagaceae family include asparagus, bluebells, spider plant, dracaena, and hostas.
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How To Plant Muscari
First of all, bulbs should be planted in the fall before the threat of the first frost. The month may vary depending on where you live.
Next, when you select your Muscari bulbs, consider their flowering times, their suitability for borders, or containers.
Finally, select your bulbs carefully and only plant healthy bulbs. Inspect bulbs for moldy areas or other signs of damage before planting them in the ground.
Muscari Planting Steps:
- Plant bulbs at least 3" apart
- Plant at a depth of at least 2-3"
- Place the bulbs with the pointy end facing up
- For the soil, make sure you place them in well-drained soil
- Make sure they will have good sun exposure as they prefer full sun
- Water them thoroughly after planting
Also, you can cover the bulb area with 2-3 inches of mulch to keep it protected, healthy, and warm during the off-season.
Check out the videos below if you need more help!
Now it's time to pick out your own Grape Hyacinth bulbs to plant next fall.
The best part is there are so many beautiful colors, shapes, and sizes available.
These Grape Hyacinth bulbs come in various shades of blue, lavender, and white. You can even choose a bulb mix that comes with daffodils and grape hyacinth, perfect for your spring-blooming garden.
The gorgeous selection of bulbs come from Eden Brothers which we highly recommend. All their fall bulbs are on pre-sale now and will ship in fall 2019.
Or, if you need to shop for other garden plants for this spring, click the link below.
We've presented some ideas for you to consider when landscaping with Muscari.
However you plan to use it, Muscari will enhance your garden space with its bold pop of color.
Now we want to hear from you!
What ideas do you plan to try in your own yard?
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Learn how to use Muscari in your garden and all the various ways you can landscape with it around your yard.
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