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Flower Bulbs - A whole flower within a bulb

Flower bulbs are an easy way to a beautiful flower garden. The whole flower exists inside the bulb and is just waiting to come out. To enjoy the beauty of bulbs and bulbflowers you only have to decide how many you want to plant and what kind of colors and forms you want to see (mass plantings vs. single blooms), and when to plant them.

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  • Tulips

  • Crocuses

  • Daffodils

  • Snowdrops

  • Hyacinths

need to be planted in the fall and after a long winter will be ready to bloom in the spring. On the other hand

  • Alliums

  • Dahlias

  • Gladiolus

  • Lilies

  • Begonias

and many other summer blooming flowers need to be planted in spring and will bloom during the long lazy days of summer.

Hints on how to arrange and plant your flower bulbs:

choose a location that drains well-overly wet soil can lead to rotting bulbs.

plant the bulb with the pointed side up.

plant small bulbs 2-4 inches apart, large bulbs 6-8 inches apart, and extra large bulbs like such as Giant Alliums 10-12 inches apart.

most bulbs need 5-6 hours of direct sunlight each day.

plant your flower bulbs as soon as you get them home, when the ground temperatures have fallen to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. See the U.S. bulb planting Regions Map

plant the bulb twice the depth of the height of the bulb

when you are finished planting the bulbs, water the area heavily, it helps your flower bulbs to settle in the soil.

large groups of blooming flowers are more impressive then a few single ones standing by themselves. If you want to achieve this look, concentrate all of your bulbs into one small area and buy more of one or two kinds rather than lot of different kind of bulbs.

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plant your bulbs where you pass by every day, or even better where you can see them from inside your house.

Deadhead blooms after they have faded.

If flowers become too crowded, dig up the bulbs, divide and replant them where you want them.


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