Plant Fall Bulbs with Your Pansies

Do you ever wonder how gardening beds like the one above look so magnificent in early spring? It is often because a landscaper or homeowner knew to plant bulbs in fall when they were planting their pansies and violas! Fall is the time to plant hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, allium, crocus and other spring flowering bulbs. 

Worried about hungry animals nibbling on your bulbs? Don't let them deter you from brightening your spring landscape. Include animal-resistant bulbs like hyacinths, daffodils, and alliums.

You can still plant tulips, crocus, and lilies if you have hungry critters- just be sure to use physical barriers like chicken wire. Lay the chicken wire over your bulbs in the ground and cover the wire with remaining dirt and mulch. 

Plant bulbs two to three times their vertical height depth and at least two or three times their diameter apart in width. Try grouping at least six to nine larger bulbs, like tulips and daffodils, and 15 to 20 smaller bulbs, like squills and crocus together for greater impact. Plant pansies above and around where you plant your bulbs (as shown above) for beauty and to help hide fading bulb blooms later next spring (as your pansies will still be blooming). 

What are your favorite bulbs to plant in fall? Share with us on social media- we would love to hear from you!

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