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Fall Planted Bulbs for Spectacular Spring Color

by | Oct 1, 2014 | Landscaping, Market News

Pahl’s Photo Contest submission “Tulip Array” by Janet Wachter.

Hard to believe we are thinking about next Spring already. However, if you want to enjoy the simple beauty of spring flowering bulbs, now is the time to plant.  Bulb planting is as simple as Dig hole, Drop bulb (right side up) and Done!

Bulbs follow a natural cycle of growth and rebirth. Planted in the fall, dormant in the winter and emerging full of life with vibrant color in the spring. Bulbs are super easy to grow and any Gardner (with or without a green thumb) can create a beautiful spring bulb garden.

Flower bulbs come in a wide variety which makes them suitable for any garden. Some of the bulbs available at Pahl’s now are:  Allium, Crocus, Hyacinth, Narcissus, Tulips.  Remember these important factors when planning your bulb garden:  Color, plant height and flowering period (early spring, mid spring, late spring).

Here are a few tips to help you with your spring blooming bulbs:

  • Spring bulbs make the most striking display if you plant them in large groups. A large clump of one color attracts more attention than if you plant just a few here and there.
  • A fertilizing program helps bulbs stay healthy after they bloom their first year. Add compost or manure to enrich the soil and organic supplements to nourish your bulbs. Pahl’s carries Bulb-Tone.  It is a premium plant food formulated specifically for bulbs and tubers.
  • Bulbs need well drained soil and sunshine to flourish. Wet soil conditions will cause your bulbs to rot.

The cooler temperatures in the fall initiate the processes that cause bulbs to flower in the Spring.  Planting now will give the bulbs time to develop a strong root system before they begin above-soil growth.  Pahl’s Market has everything you need to create a stunning bulb garden, all at 25% OFF!

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