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Think Spring and Plant Bulbs Now

Now’s the time to “Think Spring” and plant those spring flowering bulbs. When they begin to peek out and show off their brightly colored flowers, you’ll be glad you did! Bulbs like tulips, daffodils, allium and other spring flowering bulbs can be planted now and even as late as November.  Bulbs are low maintenance plants that can give your spring garden all sorts of color without too much work.  Here are a few tips to planting them in your garden…

  • Plant bulbs in odd numbers and in groups of seven or more bulbs in each planting area.
  • Choose a variety of colors, heights and bloom times for the best display.
  • Select daffodils and allium if deer can be a problem for you.  It never fails that a deer will come along and nip off all of your tulip blooms just before they are about to open.
  • Loosen up the soil in the area you are planted and work bone meal into the top few inches of soil.
  • Plant the bulbs  2-3 times the height of the bulb deep or follow the planting depth on the package.
  • Plant the bulb with the pointy side is up and cover completely with soil.
  • Once planted in the ground give the area a good drink of water.
  • Cover the planting areas with wire mesh or use a granular animal repellent like Repels-All to keep critters like squirrels from digging up your hard work.

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