Plant Bulbs For Your Spring Garden Now!
Gardens and fields are taking on a new look, foliage is changing color and leaves are falling. Welcome to Fall!
Autumn is one of the busier seasons in the garden, not only are flowers still growing and vegetables need to be harvested, but it’s also time to begin fall cleanup. While you’re working in the garden and enjoying the changing colors, remember that it’s bulb planting season, too. Planning ahead is critical for your Spring blossoms.
You will see dozens of boxes full of bulbs arriving in garden centers just in time to plant so you can enjoy their beauty in the spring!
Here are some spring blooming favorites for planting this fall:
- Dutch Iris
- Bearded Iris
- Grecian Windflowers
- Siberian Squill
- Winter Buttercups
- Persian Lily
Growing and planting bulbs is simple, if you’ve got soil and sunlight you can grow them. Bulbs will look fantastic blooming in a large landscape, small garden or simply in a pretty pot. They can be planted around trees and bushes, alongside driveways or sidewalks, or even in broad, flowing beds. Because they require very little care and maintenance, bulbs are ideal for busy gardeners or anyone who wants to try gardening but may not have much time to devote to an intensive flower garden or elaborate layout. There are just three steps to growing bulbs:
- Dig the hole of an appropriate depth for the bulb size. (Approx. 3x the height of the bulb)
- Place the bulb in the hole, covering it firmly with soil and a layer of mulch if desired. (Add gravel or ground seashells on top to help deter squirrels if needed)
- Done! That’s it – the bulb will do the rest with the nutrients it has stored. Just be sure it has water at the appropriate time, and the blooms will amaze you.
Ask our friendly and knowledgeable garden center staff for ideas and the best bulbs to suit your landscape.