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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold-hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

Planting Fall Bulbs in our City Garden

Tulips - Fall Planted Bulbs

Planting the tulips first!

This past weekend my friend Jintina and I finished planting our garden bed that is devoted to fall-planted bulbs. Greeted with a gorgeous fall morning, we put our gardening gloves on and got to work! We decided to layer tulip and crocus bulbs in the last section of the garden. This layering combination is perfect as the tulips need to be planted about 5” deep and the crocus 3”. We live in a city and have limited garden space, so layering bulbs is a great solution to packing as much color into our garden as possible. We were able to fit over 250 tulips, daffodils, allium, and crocus into our small garden bed by layering the bulbs on top of one another. Layering also creates a long-lasting, colorful show in spring because of the staggered blooming times of the different bulbs.
Tulips - Fall Planted Bulbs

"This is easier than I thought!"

We had a lot of fun planting the bulbs and even had some help from Jintina’s dog, Onyx! Below is a short clip we took this weekend, showing the process of planting bulbs in layers – it’s extremely easy! For more about layering bulbs, read our blog “Layering Bulbs for Big Color in a Small Space.” For more information on how to plant Fall Bulbs, read our article “How to Plant Fall Flower Bulbs.” Happy Gardening!

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