The past few years I have been focused on enhancing my perennial gardens and adding plants to give my gardens continuous blooms throughout the summer. But last spring I realized there aren’t nearly enough spring blooming garden bulbs in my gardens. I must fix that problem!
There are tons of different types of fall flower bulbs you can plant in your garden for gorgeous spring blooms.
Some of my favorites are tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyacinths, and allium flower bulbs.
You can easily mix them into any existing perennial flower garden to help create everblooming spring gardens.
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How To Plant Garden Bulbs
Planting garden bulbs is pretty easy. First find the spot in your garden where you want to plant the bulbs.
Flowers look best when they’re planted in groupings, and I like to mix different varieties of bulbs together.
Then you just need to dig a hole. The rule of thumb for planting bulbs is to plant the larger ones deeper, and the smaller ones shallow.
For most garden bulbs, the planting depth should be 2-3 times deep than the height of the bulb.
If you’re unsure, just look at the package your bulbs came in and it will tell you how deep to plant them.
Garden bulbs should be planted so that the tip is pointing up, and the flat side is down.
The roots will grow out of the flat side of the bulb, and the plant and flowers will grow out of the pointy end.
If you want to layer different types of flowering bulbs, dig the hole so it’s deep enough for the largest bulbs and plant those first.
Then bury the larger bulbs until the hole is shallow enough to plant your smaller bulbs.
Once you have your bulbs planted, fill the hole back in with dirt.
Before you walk away and start planting more garden bulbs, don’t forget to add a plant marker so you can remember where you planted all of your bulbs.
But hey, if you like surprises, then ignore this part.
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Oh, and if you have squirrels, listen up. The squirrels just watched you spend all that time planting those delicious bulbs.
One of the biggest issues people have with growing garden bulbs is the squirrels like to dig them up and eat them.
I love this product called Squirrel Stopper. It’s a non-toxic, organic product that deters squirrels (and smells lovely too), and I found that it works great.
So, once I’m done planting my bulbs, I spray the dirt liberally with squirrel stopper. If you want to try it, you can buy it here.
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Have you been adding spring blooming bulbs to your gardens this fall? If so, what have you been planting?