Spring may seem far off, but you can plan for a beautiful spring gardening bed by planting spring-blooming bulbs this fall. You want to plant when the soil temperature is approximately 50 degrees or below. Spring-blooming bulbs require the cool/ cold temperatures of fall and winter to develop underground to then bloom in spring.
(Photos, clockwise from top: Allium, Tulips, Snowdrops, Grape Hyacinth, and Daffodils)
There are many different types of bulbs that do very well in our area! We are proud to offer unique varieties and premium bulbs from the highly-respected Netherland Bulb Company. We have more bulbs this year than ever before, including:
Caeruleum (flower diameter 1-2')
Giant Allium (flower diameter 7-8")
Joan of Arc
Large Flowering Mixture
Double Mixture (double flowering)
Misty Glen (large-cupped)
Rock Garden Mixture
Tahiti (double flowering)
Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)
Grape Hyacinth (Muscari Delft Blue Mixture)
Beauty of Apeldoorn
Delight Mixture (Darwin hybrid)
Double Dutch Mixture (double-late)
Hakuum (Darwin hybrid)
Lily Flowering Mixture
Pink Impression (Darwin hybrid)
Princess Irene (triumph)
Queen of Night
Red Impression (Darwin hybrid)
Retro Tulip Mixture (fosteriana)
Tequila Sunrise Mixture (Darwin hybrid)
Giant Snowdrops (Leueojum aestinum)
Do you have squirrels or other critters that love to dig up your bulbs? When planting your bulbs, lay a large piece of chicken wire over that area before covering with dirt. The animals won't be able to dig thru it easily and your bulbs will bloom thru the holes of the chicken wire.
Most bulbs like to be planted in partial to full sun locations.
The planting depth of a bulb generally depends on the size of the bulb. A good rule of thumb is that the depth you plant should be 3x the diameter of the bulb. However, planting depths can vary by variety. For more specific planting depths, check the label on your bulb package or ask us at the garden center.
Learn more about planting bulbs here and pick up your bulbs while we have an amazing selection.