Last year, I planted tulips and daffodils for the first time in my life. I planted a couple of bulbs along our main entrance and I told myself not to be disappointed if they didn’t grow. Initially, I did worry (just a little) that squirrels would dig out my bulbs and eat them. Soon the winter months came and my focus shifted. I worked on indoor projects and hosted out-of-state family for the holidays.
Before I knew it, spring came and I began to see my bulbs sprout. I was as excited as my three year old. It was wonderful to see the tulips and daffodils grow! Truthfully, it was so easy I was shocked so if you want to treat yourself to a beautiful flower garden next spring…think now!
The bulbs should go in the ground before the first frost (which in Atlanta it is usually around mid November-last year’s date was November 11, 2008) but there were years when the first freeze was in December.
This is the perfect time to order flower bulbs, below is a table with other bulb flowers that may provide new and interesting choices. Enjoy your fall!
Other bulb and bulb like plants include:
|Iris||Plant on the surface|
|Crocus||Plant 2 to 3 inches deep|
|Begonia||Plant 2 to 3 inches deep|
|Lilies||Plant 2 to 3 inches deep|
|Ranunculus||Plant 2 to 3 inches deep|
|Gladioli||Plant 3 to 4 inches deep|
|Daffodils||Plant 3 to 4 inches deep|
|Dahlias||Plant 3 to 4 inches deep|
|Tulips||Plant 4 to 6 inches deep|
|Hyacinths||Plant 6 to 8 inches deep|