How to Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

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How to Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Planting Bulbs in Fall for a Blossoming Spring Garden

With Wayside's bulbs, growing gorgeous flowers is as easy as Dig, Drop, Done! Remember, bulbs aren't just for spring flowers. We have summer blooming bulbs that are just as easy to plant.


The first thing you want to do is pick your spot and dig the hole for your bulbs.  Avoid places with standing water, as this could cause bulb rot. A good rule of thumb when planting is to dig down 3 times the height of the bulb, but you should follow the specific instructions for your bulb. Make sure to space out your bulbs to give your plants the right amount of room to grow later. 


Now put your bulbs in the ground, pointy side up. For fall planting, be sure to get the bulbs in before the first frost. For spring planting, the time varies by plant. Afterwards, cover the bulbs with soil and then water them in. This helps wake the bulbs up from dormancy and get them growing again. 


Just sit back and wait, and in the spring your bulbs will sprout up and reward you with their beautiful blooms throughout the season. Growing flowers from Wayside bulbs really is that easy! 

Videos courtesy of the Dig Drop Done Foundation.