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When To Plant Flower Bulbs

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When To Plant Flower Bulbs

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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When 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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When To Plant Flower Bulbs

Tips Do not trim green foliage once blooming ends. The green foliage allows the plant to create and store energy in the bulb for next year’s bloom. Bulbs are bulb shaped. Other “bulbs” are corms, rhizomes, and tubers. They are uniquely shaped but all store energy for next year’s growth like a bulb. Tulips and Daffodils are considered true bulb plants. Freesia and some varieties of Iris are corms while the Canna Lily and some irises are considered rhizomes. Daylilies or Tiger Lilies are considered tuberous plants. In colder climates, bulbs may have to be removed for winter storage. Check with a master gardener, garden club or university extension service for more information. In warmer climates, bulbs may need to be chilled before planting. If vermin is not a problem, and the garage is cold, place the bulbs in the garage for chilling. To promote annual growth, fertilize the bulbs after their first year in the ground. Use specially made bulb fertilizer or cow manure. Follow the bulb fertilizer package directions. Cow manure can be worked into the soil, or just sprinkled over the flower bed. Plant masses of the same type of bulb for a beautiful garden. A sea of blooming daffodils sings spring. If you’re planting bulbs in a large area, use a shovel and dig a trench. Drop the bulbs into the trench, making sure the bulb tips are facing upward, then cover with soil.
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When To Plant Flower Bulbs

Do not trim green foliage once blooming ends. The green foliage allows the plant to create and store energy in the bulb for next year’s bloom. Bulbs are bulb shaped. Other “bulbs” are corms, rhizomes, and tubers. They are uniquely shaped but all store energy for next year’s growth like a bulb. Tulips and Daffodils are considered true bulb plants. Freesia and some varieties of Iris are corms while the Canna Lily and some irises are considered rhizomes. Daylilies or Tiger Lilies are considered tuberous plants. In colder climates, bulbs may have to be removed for winter storage. Check with a master gardener, garden club or university extension service for more information. In warmer climates, bulbs may need to be chilled before planting. If vermin is not a problem, and the garage is cold, place the bulbs in the garage for chilling. To promote annual growth, fertilize the bulbs after their first year in the ground. Use specially made bulb fertilizer or cow manure. Follow the bulb fertilizer package directions. Cow manure can be worked into the soil, or just sprinkled over the flower bed. Plant masses of the same type of bulb for a beautiful garden. A sea of blooming daffodils sings spring. If you’re planting bulbs in a large area, use a shovel and dig a trench. Drop the bulbs into the trench, making sure the bulb tips are facing upward, then cover with soil.
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When To Plant Flower Bulbs

A: The best route to success with spring flower bulbs is to plant them at the optimum times. Ideally, bulbs should be planted at least six weeks before hard, ground-freezing frost can be expected in your area. The bulbs need time to root and establish themselves. On the other hand, planting bulbs too early can lead to fungus or disease problems. A good rule of thumb is to plant bulbs when the average nighttime temperatures in your area are in the 40- to 50-degree range. At that point the soil temperature should be just perfect for tucking bulbs in for their winter’s rest underground. In colder northern climates, plant in September or October. In warmer climates you may need to plant bulbs in December (or even later).
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When To Plant Flower Bulbs

Spring-Planted Bulbs Guide » We have prepared spring planting instructions, as well as a really useful planting depth chart for all types of spring-planted flower bulbs, plus a region map with recommended planting times. Storing Bulbs Before Planting in Spring » If your spring bulbs arrive when it’s still too cold or too early to plant, here’s what to do. Simple, clear information for the proper storing of your spring bulbs including the optimal storing temperatures for various types.
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When To Plant Flower Bulbs

Search Add New Question How would I know if a bulb is upside down? wikiHow Contributor If you’re buying bulbs from the store, most of them will have green shoots already poking out. You want to plant the bulb with the green pointing up. If they have no green, look for the side with circles or holes. These will indicate where the shoots will appear. Again, plant the bulb with the circles facing up. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 6 How deep should I plant daffodils? wikiHow Contributor Optimally, the tips of outdoor bulbs should be 2-4 inches from ground level (GL). Small bulbs should be nearer GL while larger ones will survive the deeper depth. The greater the distance the growing plant has to go to reach GL, the more it draws on the reserves of the bulb. For a bulb to survive more than one or two seasons it should not draw on its nutrient reserves more than is necessary. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 5 After the flowers have finished flowering, how soon can I cut down the green leaves that remain? wikiHow Contributor It’s best to let the leaves die naturally. They will provide the plant with nutrients during their dormant period. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 5 Can you make a bulb planting into a smiley face or any other simple shapes? wikiHow Contributor Yes, as long as you respect the distance away from each other for each bulb when planting, which differs with flower type. Map out the design in the soil before planting with a stick or pole, then simply follow that design and the proper planting distances to cover the area. It’s a good idea to mark it with stakes or something, to avoid accidentally planting other plants there and spoiling your design. The stakes can be removed when the flowers start to grow. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 2
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When To Plant Flower Bulbs

Dig holes for the bulbs. It’s important to plant bulbs at the proper depth. If the package your bulbs came in doesn’t include this information, look it up online to make sure you dig a deep enough hole for each type of bulb. Bulbs can generally be planted quite close together. If you want them to grow in clumps, dig a larger hole to accommodate more than one bulb. For large patches of bulbs, space the holes a few inches apart, and plant as many as you want.

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