One of the best things about being a northerner is to experience the bulbs that arrive in spring. To see a magnificent crocus poke up out of the white snow in February is an experience filled with life and energy during the sometimes drab months of winter. Now is the time to get your spring color planted. Today I want to share with you a few simple tips that will help you have an amazing spring garden.
New To Planting Bulbs?
- Check to be sure if you live in a garden zone where the bulbs will flourish. Not all states can grow bulbs so be sure to check the USDA site map to find your growing zone and the check the package the bulbs come in to see if your zone is listed. Chances are , if you can find bulbs for sale at your local store then you can grow bulbs in your neighboring garden.
- I would recommend Daffodils, or Narcissus, , Tulips, Crocus and Hyacinths if you are new to gardening. These bulbs provide amazing color before the leaves on the tree arrive and you can literally dig , drop the bulb in and wait for them to put on a show in spring.
- Bulbs can be planted in your garden as long as you can dig in the soil. If the soil is frozen … you waited too long ( I speak from experience!).
- There is a tool for everything and most tools that will make bulb planting easy can be used year-round in your garden. I highly recommend planting trowel, hand cultivator and a auger for easy bulb planting.
- Be sure to take lots of photos of your spring garden so you can remember where you will want to plant more bulbs in Autumn.
I created a Pinterest board featuring some of my favorite things about spring bulb planting. I shared many bulbs from Longfield Gardens which is a new addition to my home garden this year. Be sure to stop by my page and PIN ME!