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Flower Bulbs Planting Guides

Planting Bulbs We have compiled our clear, easy-to-understand guides and information for planting bulbs. Guides include which types of bulbs will thrive in different areas of the country and information on specific types of bulbs. We have grouped the articles by planting seasons: Spring-Planted Bulbs include tender bulbs like Gladiolas and Dahlias and are planted in spring, flowering in summer. Fall-Planted Bulbs include Tulips and Daffodils and are planted in fall, blooming in spring. If you have further questions, please give our gardening experts a call at 877.309.733 or send them an email.

Information on Planting Bulbs in Spring


Spring-Planted Bulbs Guide Click here for a really useful planting depth chart for all types of spring-planted flower bulbs, plus a region map with recommended planting times. Storing BulbsStoring Your Bulbs Before Planting in Spring If your spring bulbs arrive when it's still too cold or too early to plant, here's what to do. Simple, clear information for the proper storing of your spring bulbs including the optimal storing temperatures for various types. Growing DahliasGrowing Dahlias. It's easy. Witness the creation of a big dahlia garden--from digging the holes to full bloom. Warning: It's all so beautiful and easy, you'll be addicted. If you're not already a dahlia gardener, you will be after reading this. List of dahlia types at bottom.
Bearded IrisAll About Irises A quick guide to growing all the Irises: The big Bearded Irises you plant in late summer, the bulb Iris you plant in fall, and Siberian, Japanese and Louisianas you plant in spring. They're all great, all easy to grow. Wild LiliesPlanting "Wild" Lilies Many wildflower gardeners enjoy planting the "Wild" or Species Lilies... the ones that are the ancestors of all the lovely hybrids enjoyed today. Deer Resistant PlantsDeer Resistant Plants Yikes! There's a deer in the garden. Here's some information on how to discourage deer from eating your wildflowers, bulbs and perennials.
Wild TulipsBest Bulbs for Wildflower Gardeners Here's how to expand your bloom season by up to two months using easy-to-grow, perennial bulbs. They're always available, and require absolutely no care. Be sure your wildflower garden includes the "other wildflowers"--wild tulips, wild daffodils, and wild lilies. Biltmore Estate BulbsOur exclusive Biltmore Estate Bulbs For Spring Read all about the famous Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, "America's Largest Home," and the outstanding dahlias, lilies and other spring bulbs the gardeners there have chosen. These bulbs are the highlights of Biltmore's spectacular spring gardens, and can now grace your home's gardens too.


Information on Planting Bulbs in Fall


Planting BulbsHow to Plant Flower Bulbs The basic information on bulb planting, and some landscaping suggestions. With bulbs, you can landscape your yard like a pro. Fall BulbsFall Bulb FAQ's Q and A that covers most people’s needs when planting spring-flowering bulbs in the fall. Winter PlantingLate Fall and Winter Planting Times We hear the question all the time: "What's the best time to plant wildflower seeds in fall, in my area?" This article answers the question and more. It also relates wildflower planting to fall bulb planting time--sometimes doing both at once can save a lot of work.
Regional BulbsWhat bulbs grow in my region? Visit our U.S. map showing all regions. Just click on your area, and you'll go to detailed fall planting information. Daffodils and TulipsHistory of Daffodils and Tulips An article by our founder explaining how hundreds of years of Dutch hybridizing have created a worldwide industry from some of the most beautiful and legendary wildflowers in the world. Read all about "Tulipomania." And learn all about Narcissus and his complex. Mixed TulipsEncourage Your Tulips To Come Back This section covers the important subject of how to "perennialize" your tulip plantings. Some groups, like species tulips and the Darwin Hybrids, are called "perennial tulips." Read all about it.
Biltmore TulipsOur Exclusive Biltmore Estate Bulbs For Fall Read all about the famous Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, "America's Largest Home," and the outstanding daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths the expert gardeners there have chosen. These bulbs are the highlights of Biltmore's spectacular spring gardens, and can now grace your home's gardens too. Saffron CrocusFall Flowering Crocus Growing Instructions Complete instructions on planting and harvesting fall flowering crocus and colchicums. Amaryllis FlowerAmaryllis Growing Instructions Complete instructions for growing amaryllis, indoors in most of the country, or outdoors in warm zones.
Paperwhite NarcissusPaperwhite Narcissus Growing Instructions Complete instructions for growing Paperwhite Narcissus, the favorite fragrant daffodil for indoor bloom during the winter. Fall BulbsMember's Forum — Continuous Color What can I plant to get continuous blooms? It's quite simple - This fall, pick from some of our most popular fall-planted flowers and you'll have months of blooms. Member's Forum — What bulb gives the most bang for the buck The simple answer is daffodils! Plant them once and reap the rewards for decades. They brighten the garden in spring, multiply year after year, and are resistant to animal pests like deer and squirrels.