How to Plant Spring Flowering Bulbs

even though it's the middle of October

it's time to think spring spring

flowering bulb that is daffodils tulips

crocus hyacinth and many more flowers

can be planted as long as the soil is

not frozen and the temperatures are

below 50 degrees bulbs are among the

easiest flowers to grow and come in

seemingly limitless variety which makes

them suitable for any garden and any

space planting just a few easily provide

color for several months from early

spring to midsummer when buying bulbs

keep in mind that the bigger the bulb to

bigger the flower inspect the bulbs it

purchase healthy bulbs are usually firm

but bulbs that are mushy or show signs

of mold or fungus should not be

purchased many different types of bulbs

are available that bloom at different

times a little advance planning will

give you months and months of bloom

four of the most commonly planted bulbs

are daffodil tulip crocus and hyacinth

daffodil should be planted at a depth of

six inches need these flowers also known

as narcissus our long lives

Tessa resistance and come in a wide

range of colors and flower forms besides

the common yellow they also make

terrific cut flowers tulips are one of

the most varied of the spring bulbs

these Dutch favorites come in not only a

wide range of colors but also bloom time

and flower form bullets should be

planted at a depth of six inches deep

and three to six inches apart crocus are

known as one of the first flowers to

emerge in the spring often under snow


they are long-lived multiply quickly and

provide a splash of early color focus

our smaller bulbs and should be planted

a depth of only three inches ah the

smell hyacinths are most noted for their

richly perfumed fragrance they have been

bred into densely packed spikes with

star-shaped florets and various colors I

essentially planted at a depth of six


most bulbs thrive in full or partial Sun

with soil that is well-drained avoid

planting with the base of hills or other

areas where water collects there's too

much water will rot the bulbs now that

we have covered the basics it's time to

start by preparing your soil make sure

it is loose and porous in our region

adding peat moss is a good idea to

improve drainage be sure to work in

bonemeal or other fol booster into the

soil for the bump are to be planted the

planting depth depends on the bulb size

a good rule of thumb is the plant at a

depth of three times the diameter of the

bulb the spacing of the bulbs depends on

the effect you are trying to achieve

for best results is adjust planting in

clumps of large roots false can be

planted in landscape beds and perennial

gardens or they can be naturalized

naturalized plantings are deliberately

placed so if they appear unplanned bulbs

can be planted under deciduous trees

because they will make most of their

growth before the tree's leaves stay

their location during the summer months

bulbs can be planted with a bulb planter

a regular shovel or a hand shovel in

individual holes or trenches

space the bulbs out first on the ground

then deep instinct

be sure to water the balls right after

you have finished planting if it is a

dry fall you will want to water the ball

planting every ten days through December

however if rainfall is average no

additional water will be necessary

unfortunately some bulbs are the

favorite snack of squirrels and bones if

you have rodents around your home you

suggest to plant daffodils around any

susceptible bulbs of your poisonous and

often avoided by wildlife another pest

to worry about our deer deer love to

looks and other spring blooming flowers

you have a deer problem be sure to spray

emerging leaves with a liquid deer

repellent when they're about two inches

high and again in ten days after the

bulbs flower the next spring the foliage

must remain intact until it Browns

naturally or the ball will not be able

to store enough energy to bloob the next

year aside dressing a bulb food at that

time just as the bulbs come up in spring

is very helpful if snow or cold

temperatures are in the forecast after

the bulbs have begun to emerge

just leave them alone as most bulbs are

bare resilient and will continue to grow

despite the cold well that's it with

good soil preparation proper planting

techniques and a little care you will

enjoy years and years of blooms out of

your bulbs