It is that time of the year we all look forward to-bulb planting time! I enjoy planting bulbs so much I always look for sales on bulbs and tend to go a bit overboard. This was the case last year when Rural King marked all their bulbs down to about .25-1.00 per bag. I think I may have bought them out. It seemed like I was planting for days last year. As such, I will not be planting so many bulbs this year unless Rural King has such a killer sale again:) But I will be planting some bulbs.
I am not a very careful gardener when it comes to mapping my plants and bulbs in the garden so I have to be careful where I plant new bulbs. I have this problem that I forget where the bulbs were planted last year and when fall comes and it's time to plant more bulbs guess what happens? I tell you I just hate digging into bulbs and it happens to me all the time. Anyone else have this problem? This year I've decided to only plant in new areas to help avoid digging into bulbs already growing in the garden. Most of my new areas are mainly shaded gardens in a woodland type setting. As such I have planned for shade tolerant bulbs such as snowdrops, winter aconite, corydalis incisa, and muscari. Of course I will still push the limits by planting a few tulips. I can't resist tulips. My color theme with the tulips this year is reds and hot colors. My garden will surely stand out come spring.
The way I plant bulbs here in my garden is to dig a hole, add a pinch of bulb booster and then drop in the bulb. I make sure the bulb is pointing up and I usually plant in groups of 5-7 scattered throughout my garden in a natural way. Generally you can plant bulbs at a depth of 2-3 times their diameter. Come spring their bright faces will help to hurry the winter away....
in the garden....busy planting bulbs.