How to Plant Flower Bulbs
Planting bulbs in large quantities will yield wonderful, early spring flowers adding color and beauty to your yard. Typically bulbs such as Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Crocus are planted in the Fall for Spring blooming. Plan to plant bulbs in the fall before the first frost hardens the soil. Other bulbs such as Dahlias, Gladiolus, Lilies, and Caladiums are planted in the spring for summer blooming. Using the information within this article will help you plant bulbs for the next growing season. The same methods and tools are used for any of the flowering bulb plants mentioned. Review the depth and spacing guides along with the Planting Time Zone chart to help you make decisions on when and where to plant your bulbs.
Materials and Tools for Planting Bulbs
Bulb Hound Garden Planter (used to remove soil to create the perfect holes for bulbs)
Planting Chart (used to determine depth and spacing)
NOTE: After review of the depth and spacing chart, make sure the area where you are planting provides adequate sunlight or shade as required by each type of flower.
Basic Instructional Guide provided by Home Depot on select packages of bulbs
Planting Time Zones for USA provided by Home Depot on select packages of bulbs
Determine the flower bed location for planting prior to purchasing bulbs at your local stores like Home Depot. Depth, spacing, and the final height of the flowers will all play a part in how many and what varieties you should use in your garden. Plant shorter varieties such as Hyacinths in the front of your garden and work back with Daffodils, and then Tulips. Work to arrange your flowers in color patterns mixing yellows with purples and reds to achieve a brilliant garden early in the spring.