Posted by Green Valley Greenhouse on Monday, September 28th, 2009
- First, find a sunny location with well-drained soil, preparing (turning, digging) the top 6-12 inches of soil in the bed.
- Improve the soil with compost or bonemeal.
- Choose firm, heavy bulbs and plant with pointed end up, usually three times deeper than their diameter—in groups or clusters, remembering that the larger the cluster, the better the show.
- Cover with soil and water well.
- You may wish to plant bulbs between perennials like lilies and hosta.
By the time perennials are making their debut, you will have enjoyed a dazzling show of blooms which would otherwise have been wasted space. Be adventuresome! Some of the lesser-known varieties can make an exciting addition to the garden. Don’t fall for the ‘buy a zillion for $10 ads’; get high-quality product at a local garden center like Green Valley Garden Center and your efforts will have a better return.
Happy Gardening and Think Spring in the Fall!