An enchanting effect
Flower bulbs have a magical way of making you feel happy. You plant them in the fall, they spend the winter getting ready to grow and flower, and they sparkle in your garden in the spring. The effect of flower bulbs in the garden is simply enchanting. While all the other plants and shrubs are still leafless, these colorful flowers are announcing the coming of spring – it’s like magic! So what are you waiting for? To experience this fabulous display, don’t wait: plant them now.
Kinds of flower bulbs
Flower bulbs are available in a wide range of varieties, sizes and colors. The most familiar are the world-renowned tulips. But the idyllic daffodils, grape hyacinths and crocuses are famous, too. Are you acquainted yet with the enchanting Checkered fritillary? Its bewitching maroon color makes your garden a little paradise. And don’t forget those romantic botanical tulips and budding snowdrops. When they’re in bloom, you can imagine yourself in your own little magical world.
Create unforgettable moments while planting the bulbs. Fall is a wonderful time of year to be busy out in the great outdoors. You could do it on your own but it might be even more fun together with children, friends or family. It’s not only fun at the time, but you’ll also have fine memories every time you admire your flower bulbs as they grow. So why not get together, brush aside the fallen leaves and plant these underground gems. All it takes is five steps:
Remove weeds and small stones and then work some garden mold into the soil to improve drainage.
Dig a hole for a group of flower bulbs or make individual holes for planting single flower bulbs. The size of the flower bulb determines how deep it should be planted. Large flower bulbs (2 inches or larger in diameter) should be planted 6 inches deep and small flower bulbs (1 – 2 inches) 3 to 4 inches deep.
Place the flower bulbs gently into the soil with the point on top. Be careful not to press down too hard on the flower bulbs, because this could damage them. Large flower bulbs should be planted 3 to 8 inches apart and small bulbs 1 to 3 inches apart.
Cover the flower bulbs with the soil dug from the hole.
If the soil is dry, give the flower bulbs some water.