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Longfield Gardens Sparks Fireworks in the Garden in 2015

Longfield Gardens Sparks Fireworks in the Garden in 2015

By Katie Dubow, Longfield Gardens

This year, start the gardening season with a bang by planting bulbs that will bring you an array of big blooms, vibrant colors and bold foliage from summer through fall.

“These summer-blooming bulbs ignite the garden with their radiant colors,” said Hans Langeveld, co-owner of Longfield Gardens. “They will make sparks fly all summer long.”

Big Blooms

Gladiolus Espresso - Longfield Gardens

Longfield’s collection of lilies, dahlias and gladiolus steal the show with their jaw-dropping sizes.

“The bigger the bloom, the bigger the impact,” says Langeveld.

The Espresso gladiolus illuminates the garden with its deep red petals and unbeatable bud count, creating a bigger bang than the fourth of July. Flower stems grow 3 to 5’ tall and each individual blossom is up to 5” across. You’ll get more than a dozen flowers per stem and can enjoy them in bouquets for a week or more.

Exploding Color

Summer-blooming dahlias in dazzling palettes ignite the garden. Reds, yellows, burgundies, peaches, oranges and pinks blend to create unforgettable displays.


These blooms stand out in borders and garden beds and create eye-catching curb appeal.  

The Procyon dahlia adds a burst of color with gold and fiery red petals. Plant in flowerbeds or containers, and cut and use in bouquets. 

Bold Foliage  

Nothing says “fireworks” quite like the dramatic foliage of cannas, caladiums and elephant ears. These plants thrive in heat and humidity and give yards and gardens that dazzling, tropical look. Longfield Gardens offers foliage options that flourish in both sun and shade.

Caladium Red Flash - Longfield Gardens

Red Flash caladium sets gardens ablaze with deep emerald leaves and scarlet red centers. Caladiums can be grown in gardens, landscape beds and containers, in sun, part shade or full shade. They get more beautiful as the season progresses.

Plant all of these garden fireworks in the spring for stunning results from summer through fall.

Longfield Gardens is one of America’s top importers of quality flower bulbs. Longfield’s mission is to bring bulb gardening into every home, offer common sense planting information and stretch your dollar by offering competitive prices that are transparent. This simple approach to selling bulbs saves their customers time and money while increasing gardening success. Longfield Gardens carries an impressive selection of spring-planted, fall-planted and winter product lines, as well as information and inspiration. For more information, visit the website at or visit the blog at


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