Bulbs are in the house! Planting bulbs in the fall is a superb way to get a jump on your garden next year. If you’ve long admired the cheery colors of spring and early summer blooming bulbs, why not get some into your own garden? Tuck them in between perennials and enjoy the spring show or start a new bed by digging a trench and dropping them in en masse. To give your bulbs the best start, add some high phosphorus amendment like bone meal at planting time and water them in but don’t keep them soggy.
Bulbs we love:
Allium – Alliums make a statement! Big or small, the pom-pom blooms are impossible to miss. Plant them now and enjoy them for years. Bonus! Allium is deer and pest resistant and attracts pollinators.
Fritillaria – These are some unique and underappreciated plants! The dangling, checkered flowers are a real conversation piece that add an elegant, unique touch to the spring garden.
Hyacinth – If you want fragrance, Hyacinths are it. The tightly packed clusters of flowers are bright and beautiful and usually undisturbed by critters.