Bulbs are planted in fall or in spring depending on when the blooming season is.
Spring-flowering bulbs are planted in fall, and summer-flowering bulbs are planted in spring.
A few recommendations for planting bulb flowers like tulips, hyacinths, crocus, narcissus or lilies and gladiolus.
Which soil is best for planting bulbs?
Avoid rocky, heavy and repeatedly flooded soil at all costs.
These would keep the bulbs from developing well, and extended flooding usually makes bulbs rot.
- Bulb plants generally do best in light and rather warm soil.
Exposure for bulb flowers
Required exposure depends on the species.
Type the name of the plant in the Nature-and-Health search box to call up the specific page for each and discover all of its characteristics.
Distance between bulbs
In most cases, never plant bulbs closer than 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) apart.
Use a planter, either a normal one or one specially designed for bulbs, or use a simple spade.
Dig a hole roughly 2 or 3 times deep as the bulb is high, and cover with soil. Take care to check that the entire surface of the bulb is in contact with the soil.
Bulbs are everywhere in our gardens
- Crocus and snowdrops are perfectly suited to growing directly in the lawn. In winter they will produce bright spots of color.
- Tulips come in an amazing variety of colors. There is no limit as to how many can be planted, in your flower beds, along your hedges, and even in pots for your balcony.
- Narcissus, daffodils, hyacinths, lilies, gladiolus, bluebells, grape hyacinths and arums are true marvels to plant in any garden.
You are now ready to plant bulbs and see beautiful flowers in your garden, great job!
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