Fall bulbs for your Spring blooms
Fall is the time to plant spring blooming bulbs in the landscape and in container gardens.
Where to Plant Bulbs
- Most bulbs thrive in either full or partial sun
- Plant in an area that has good drainage
- Avoid planting at the base of hills or under drainpipes where water collects and will rot the bulbs
- Plant bulbs in garden beds and containers
- Plant under pansies and other annuals. Come early spring, and you'll get even more garden color!
How to Plant Bulbs – Dig, Drop, Done!
- Good soil preparation is the very first step.
- Amend the native soil at a 50/50 radio with Pike Planting Mix
- Make sure the soil is loose and porous to make the planting easier
- Adding peat moss to the soil is a good trick to improve drainage.
- The planting depth of bulbs depends on their size
- As a general rule plant bulbs 3x the diameter of the bulb.
- Check the label on your bulb package
- The spacing of the bulbs depends on the effect you'd like
- Plant in clumps of large groups rather than in single rows
- Gently press the bulbs (with pointed ends up) in the bed, cover them with the removed soil and tap it down slightly
- A bulb planter is a handy tool especially if you're planting a lot of bulbs
- Water thoroughly
- Remember… "dig, drop, done."
Favorite Bulbs to Plant Now
- Many colors and varieties to choose from
- Have a cup-like flower
- Plant a lot so you'll have plenty to cut and bring inside
- The yellow trumpet-like flowers
- Several varieties with a combination of yellow, orange and white
- Whether used fresh, cooked or dried, onions are a staple in nearly every type of cuisine.
- Planted as bulbs, choose from white, yellow or red onion bulbs in a variety of sizes