Plant your spring flowering bulbs this fall for a beautiful show next spring!
How to Plant Fall Bulbs…
- Pick a spot that has full sun to partial shade. You can plant them almost anywhere. We recommend planting them in perennial beds, annual flower beds, among trees or along pathways. If you don’t have a yard, you can plant them in containers and enjoy a beautiful bloom in the winter time.
- When planting, we recommend adding a bulb booster fertilizer or bone meal (organic) for extra nutrients.
Note: if you do not plant your bulbs right away, keep them in a cool, dark, dry area.
Spacing & Placement
- To get the breath taking effect that bulbs can have, plant in groups.
- For large bulbs, plant 3 or more together. For small bulbs, 10 or more in a group.
- Space larger bulbs 5-6 inches apart and smaller bulbs 3-4 inches apart.
- How deep should you plant your bulb? Measure the bulb diameter and then multiply by 3 for your planting depth in inches.
- Always plant the bulb with the pointed tip facing up.
- After planting, water your bulbs thoroughly.
- When the ground is frozen, place 3-6 inches of hay over the bulbs to keep the ground frozen and to keep the bulbs from coming up to soon.
For Next Spring…
- Remove the leaves after they have turned brown. Doing this too soon may prevent the bulb from blooming next year.
- Remove the dead flowers and allow the foliage to die back naturally.
- In the Fall, fertilize again with a bulb booster.
Most importantly… ENJOY!
Here are a few photos of our bulbs for sale at the Garden Center.
Posted on September 24, 2013