Spring Flower Garden
Did you know you can plant a low maintenance spring flower garden that will keep growing year after year? Discover 7 amazing spring flower bulbs to plant in fall for a beautiful flower garden.
What To Plant In The Fall For Spring
Autumn is a great time to plant cool weather crops like lettuce, kale, root vegetables and cabbage. All of which can be harvested up till the first frost and some varieties into winter.
Garlic which is a bulb vegetable is planted in October and harvested in July. September, October and November are the perfect time to plant fall bulbs for Spring flowers like tulips and daffodils.
What Flowers Should Be Planted In The Fall
Mums are the most popular fall flower and they come in a wide array of colors to add to your autumn garden.
Spring Flower Bulbs To Plant In Fall
If you are looking to add color to your spring garden, bulbs are a great choice. Spring flowering bulbs are planted in the fall to allow them time to root and germinate. Growing beautiful flowers in the spring.
What Are Perennial Flowers
Most bulbs are perennial flowers. Meaning they come back again and again year after year. With perennials you plant them once and enjoy the flowers for years. Great examples of perennials are coneflowers, roses and lavender.
Perennial Bulbs To Plant In Fall
Bulbs are perennial because you plant them once and they flower every year. Some bulbs will multiply and some bulbs will only flower for one season.
Soil conditions, weather conditions and ground animals help determine the life of a flower bulb. The most common perennial bulbs planted in fall are tulips and daffodils.
When To Plant Fall Bulbs
Fall bulbs can be planted from late September till January. However, most gardeners will plant autumn bulbs during September, October and November.
How To Plant Fall Bulbs
Fall bulbs can be planted in container gardens, indoor pots and garden landscapes. The rule of thumb with bulbs is to plant them 3 times as deep as the width of the bulb. So if the bulb is one inch wide plant it three inches deep.
Bulb planting gives you the advantage of double crop planting since the bulbs are planted at such a depth. You can plant flower seeds or vegetable seeds in the dirt above the bulb. This gives you more options for crop rotation and flower variety in a small space.
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What Bulbs To Plant In Fall
Tulips are a beautiful showy flowering bulb that comes in a wide array of colors. Tulip festivals are popular here on the west coast with fields and fields of tulips viewed in the spring time. Tulips are easy to grow.
Daffodils are the symbol of new beginnings. They are often the first flower to pop up in the spring. They come in an array of yellow and orange hues.
Hyacinths are a multi flower stalk that smell amazing. They come in white, pink, purple and blue shades.
Allium are a beautiful bright purple or burgundy puffy ball of a flower full of tons of individual flowers on a single stem. They prefer full sun but can grow in partial shade.
Crocus are tiny bulb flowers in purples and white that only grow six inches or less from the ground. They are a ground cover type of bulb flower.
Iris are a tall bearded flower that adds purple and blue shades to a garden. The bulbs do multiply and can be divided and placed in other areas of the garden. Irises grow best in full sun but I have had a bunch do well in partial shade.
Lilies are six pedal flower popular during Easter and the beginning of spring.
Ranunculus also know as buttercup flower are grown from corms and depending on the growing zone they can be grown as a annual or perennial.
When To Order Fall Bulbs
If you are ordering fall bulbs from a supplier like Renee’s Garden you should order them in the summer time. Or when the bulb supplier suggests ordering based on bulb supply.
Where To Buy Fall Bulbs
Most garden stores, big box stores and Amazon sell fall bulbs that will help you grow a beautiful spring garden.
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