Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Planting Bulbs

Posted on | October 16, 2005 | Comments Off on Planting Bulbs

There are two actions in planting bulbs.

  • Step 1:Remembering to buy the bulbs.
  • Step 2:Plant the bulbs before the ground is frozen.

I usually get Step 1 done but rarely follow through with Step 2.
This year I was successful! I even managed to get three types of flowers that will flower from Early Spring – Late Spring. How fantastic am I?
Planting bulbs is really easy. You can pick up bulbs at any local nursery. Pick bulbs that bloom at different times. You can find this information on the package. This way you will be able to enjoy beautiful flowers all Spring. More bang for your effort!

Make sure you pick- up a trowel or a bulb digger thing. The instructions on the bulbs package will tell you how far to space them and how deep they should be placed in the ground.
BIG TIP: Plant bulbs facing up! The hairy end roots should be on the bottom pointy parts should be facing up.
I planted pink and brown Tulips! I can’t wait for Spring.
Notable Bulb Related Websites:
Fall Bulbs from Nature Hills Nursery
White Flower Farm
University of Minnesota’s Planting Guide

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