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  • Bulb Planting Guide

    Pop bulbs into container gardens or annual beds for an unexpected show of flowers the following season. Bulbs are easy to plant and require little to no care. The only trick is remembering to plant them a season in advance. Plant spring flowering bulbs like daffodils, iris and tulips in fall. In the spring, plant summer flowering bulbs such as dahlias, gladiola, lilies and caladiums.

    Planting bulbs is easy - Dig, Drop, Done.

    Dig - Dig a hole that is three times as deep as the bulb is long. A bulb planter is a great tool that will make planting bulbs of all sizes a snap. There are short hand-held bulb planters as well as long handled planters that you step on like a shovel – perfect for planting a lot of bulbs.

    Drop - Drop bulbs in the hole with their pointy side up. Plant three bulbs in groups of three for a more impactful flower show. Be sure to fill in the hole and cover the bulb with Pike Planting Mix. Then water them in well.

    Done - Finally use a plant marker to mark where you've planted the bulbs - especially if you're going to continue playing in the dirt.


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