Summer flowering bulbs like dahlias, gladioli, lilies, and calla lilies are easy to grow and provide months of flowers for arrangements. Dahlias, gladioli and lilies grow best in full sun, while calla lilies prefer partial shade. These bulbs also need well-draining soil that has been amended with compost.
Summer flowering bulbs are planted in late spring when the weather and soil has warmed; usually mid May to early June in Atlantic Canada. No space for a garden? Summer flowering bulbs like dahlias and lilies also make excellent container plants. They add bold colour to a deck or patio and are easy to care for.