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How To Plant Flower Bulbs

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Next Up How to Save and Replant Forced Seasonal Bulbs In general, the most resilient candidates worth saving are small bulbs that naturalize or reproduce readily in the garden. Grow Guide: Planting Bulbs Gardening expert Felder Rushing offers tips on planting bulbs. How to Grow Bold and Beautiful Bulbs To get your flower bulbs to bloom in the spring, start planting in the fall. Planting Bulbs Planting spring-flowering bulbs is easy. The hardest part may be deciding which flowers and how many to plant in your garden. Planting Freesia, Anemone and Hyacinth Plant these bulbs and corms in the fall for dazzling spring color. How to Plant Bulbs Learn to plant bulbs in your garden with this step-by-step guide. Plant Hyacinth Bulbs This Winter It’s not too late to plant hyacinth bulbs for a burst of color come spring. Planting Bulbs in Pots A planting of mixed spring bulbs will give quick, near-guaranteed results for kids and a colorful display that can be enjoyed by the rest of the family.  Tips for Planting Bulbs How to choose the best bulbs and give them a good start. Planting Bulbs in Containers Follow these easy steps for planting bulbs in containers and you’ll have a display that brings spring to your doorstep.
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How To Plant Flower Bulbs

How to Save and Replant Forced Seasonal Bulbs In general, the most resilient candidates worth saving are small bulbs that naturalize or reproduce readily in the garden. Grow Guide: Planting Bulbs Gardening expert Felder Rushing offers tips on planting bulbs. How to Grow Bold and Beautiful Bulbs To get your flower bulbs to bloom in the spring, start planting in the fall. Planting Bulbs Planting spring-flowering bulbs is easy. The hardest part may be deciding which flowers and how many to plant in your garden. Planting Freesia, Anemone and Hyacinth Plant these bulbs and corms in the fall for dazzling spring color. How to Plant Bulbs Learn to plant bulbs in your garden with this step-by-step guide. Plant Hyacinth Bulbs This Winter It’s not too late to plant hyacinth bulbs for a burst of color come spring. Planting Bulbs in Pots A planting of mixed spring bulbs will give quick, near-guaranteed results for kids and a colorful display that can be enjoyed by the rest of the family.  Tips for Planting Bulbs How to choose the best bulbs and give them a good start. Planting Bulbs in Containers Follow these easy steps for planting bulbs in containers and you’ll have a display that brings spring to your doorstep.
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How To Plant Flower Bulbs

Spring-Planted Bulbs Guide Planting Instructions Dig a hole to the required depth. Depth is measurement of space between the soil line and top of bulb or bare root. Set the bulbs or bare root in place, pointed side or sprout side upward. Cover the bulbs by replacing the soil and water thoroughly. Planting Region Map Recommended Planting Times April – June March – May February – April Professional Facts & Tips Plant summer flowering bulbs and tubers AFTER the last frost date in your area. Quality bulbs and well drained soil are the two most important ingredients to a successful Summer garden. Summer bulbs require a great deal of water immediately after planting. The soil in your garden should be continually moist. Sprouting is healthy; plants are anxious to get into the ground again. Maintain a pH level of 6 to 7 to bring out the true color of flower bulbs. Additional fertilizer is not necessary for summer flowering bulbs and tubers. Many summer flowering bulbs and tubers are well suited for patio containers and should be planted closer for a full look. A variety of summer bulbs make great cut flowers. Some of the taller varieties may require staking. Plant your summer flowering bulbs and tubers within the season of purchase. You may need to lift your bulbs and tubers in the Fall and replant next Spring. Shake off any soil and air dry for several days before storing in a cool, dry, well ventilated location. Do not store in plastic; plants need to breathe. If you live in Planting Zone 3, most bulbs and tubers will survive your mild winters. Check with your garden professional if you live in Planting Zones 1 or 2 for bulbs, tubers, and perennials that are winter hardy. Shop for Spring Bulbs Shop for Perennials
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How To Plant Flower Bulbs

Planting Instructions Dig a hole to the required depth. Depth is measurement of space between the soil line and top of bulb or bare root. Set the bulbs or bare root in place, pointed side or sprout side upward. Cover the bulbs by replacing the soil and water thoroughly. Planting Region Map Recommended Planting Times April – June March – May February – April Professional Facts & Tips Plant summer flowering bulbs and tubers AFTER the last frost date in your area. Quality bulbs and well drained soil are the two most important ingredients to a successful Summer garden. Summer bulbs require a great deal of water immediately after planting. The soil in your garden should be continually moist. Sprouting is healthy; plants are anxious to get into the ground again. Maintain a pH level of 6 to 7 to bring out the true color of flower bulbs. Additional fertilizer is not necessary for summer flowering bulbs and tubers. Many summer flowering bulbs and tubers are well suited for patio containers and should be planted closer for a full look. A variety of summer bulbs make great cut flowers. Some of the taller varieties may require staking. Plant your summer flowering bulbs and tubers within the season of purchase. You may need to lift your bulbs and tubers in the Fall and replant next Spring. Shake off any soil and air dry for several days before storing in a cool, dry, well ventilated location. Do not store in plastic; plants need to breathe. If you live in Planting Zone 3, most bulbs and tubers will survive your mild winters. Check with your garden professional if you live in Planting Zones 1 or 2 for bulbs, tubers, and perennials that are winter hardy. Shop for Spring Bulbs Shop for Perennials
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How To Plant Flower Bulbs

In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for planting bulbs. Steps:1. Plant flower bulbs in the fall.2. Dig planting holes three times deeper than the diameter of the bulb.3. For a long-blooming, colorful display, plant three different flower bulbs in a single pot.4. First, plant daffodils down deep into the potting soil, then put tulip bulbs on top of the daffodil bulbs.5. Cover the tulip bulbs with soil and plant crocuses on top. Sprinkle starter fertilizer between each layer of bulbs and you’ll enjoy blooms from March through June.6. When planting bulbs outdoors, scatter them by hand over the planting bed to create a random pattern.7. Dig each planting hole with a garden trowel, or for tiny bulbs, simply press your finger into the soil to make a hole.8. Bury the bulbs, then sprinkle a little starter fertilizer over the planting bed. See Products and Services from This Video

How To Plant Flower Bulbs

Interplanting bulbs that bloom at about the same time gives you twice the show in half the space. Because bulbs look best planted in groups, you are better off using a garden spade instead of a bulb planter, which encourages you to plant bulbs singly. A spade makes it easier to set bulbs side by side in large groups. Plant groups of bulbs in holes no smaller than a dinner plate, or dig wide, curving trenches and position the bulbs in the bottom.Layer different types of bulbs from bottom to top in the same hole to create companion plantings or a succession of bloom in a given location. For example, dig a 6-inch-deep hole and place several Dutch hyacinths in the bottom, lightly cover them with soil, then plant a handful of grape hyacinths at a 5-inch depth. The two types of hyacinths bloom at the same time in spring. The grape hyacinths create a softening skirt beneath the more massive Dutch hyacinths. As another benefit, the leaves of the grape hyacinth bulbs appear in autumn and remain all winter, providing a marker for the dormant Dutch hyacinth bulbs, so you won’t inadvertently plant on top of the hyacinths or dig them up.Interplanting provides maximum flowers in the smallest space and eliminates bare spots where bulbs go dormant. To create a succession of bloom and foliage, plant perennials around the bulb holes. As the bulb foliage dwindles, the perennials will grow up, camouflaging the bulbs’ yellowing leaves. This interplanting technique works in both formal and informal gardens.
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How To Plant Flower Bulbs

Steps:1. Plant flower bulbs in the fall.2. Dig planting holes three times deeper than the diameter of the bulb.3. For a long-blooming, colorful display, plant three different flower bulbs in a single pot.4. First, plant daffodils down deep into the potting soil, then put tulip bulbs on top of the daffodil bulbs.5. Cover the tulip bulbs with soil and plant crocuses on top. Sprinkle starter fertilizer between each layer of bulbs and you’ll enjoy blooms from March through June.6. When planting bulbs outdoors, scatter them by hand over the planting bed to create a random pattern.7. Dig each planting hole with a garden trowel, or for tiny bulbs, simply press your finger into the soil to make a hole.8. Bury the bulbs, then sprinkle a little starter fertilizer over the planting bed.

How To Plant Flower Bulbs

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