Bulbs are an easy way to make a great spring garden.
With fall approaching, it seems an odd time to be thinking about your spring garden, but if you want those April showers to bring May flowers, it’s time to start planting bulbs.
From as early as late winter through the end of spring, bulbs will bring clolor, scent and hungry pollinators to your yard. Besides the traditional daffodils, crocuses, tulips and hyacinths, there are snowdrops, winter aconite, dahlias, scillas, anemones and more.
September and October are the perfect months to get your spring garden ready. Once the soil gets below about 60 degrees, start dropping bulbs, and wait for spring color. Planting them in clusters makes a great accent, or plant some taller bulbs like daffodils or tulips behind a shorter flower, like grape hyacinth.
Make sure that you’re planting bulbs in areas that with good drainage to prevent rotting and be sure to check the individual planting instructions for whatever you plan to plant this fall. For more tips, varieties and planting information, visit www.digdropdone.com.