Spring-Bloomers actually prefer as little water as possible; watering them too much could cause rot.
“Spring-flowering bulbs fall under the ‘one and done’ mantra, meaning they do need to be watered at the time of planting, and then they are done until spring, Plant your bulbs this fall, and then give them a good dose of water, enough to reach the base of the bulbs. This initiates root growth. After that, let Mother Nature take her course.” Amy Dube, flower bulb expert for educational campaign Dig. Drop.Done.
Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs require little attention and are the first "true" signs of spring, blooming miraculous shades in every color, illuminating the early season garden. They are truly the solution to the dry garden; this fall, plant your favorite early bloomers to make your garden pop with unique choices such asFritillaria, and Allium. Or go with the spring garden classics like red tulips,yellow daffodils or fragrant Hyacinths, and other beautiful spring-blooming bulbs, watering initially to set the bulbs in the ground.
Enjoy the winter months dreaming of your spring garden and one morning you will step outside to the hopeful green shoots of your Fall-Planted Bulbs.
Daisy-shaped flowers in jewel-toned colors bloom atop ferny foliage on this world-famous wildflower native to Greece. Give these anemone room to spread and you'll soon have a beautiful living carpet of 4-6" low-growing flowers. (Anemone blanda)
Saffron is worth its weight in gold, so it pays to grow your own! These beautiful purple crocus flower in fall and offer you pure, prized edible saffron on each flower's stigmas. Easy to grow and exceptional in containers. (Crocus sativus)
Glistening pure-white crocus flowers sparked with orange and yellow anthers catch everyone's attention against the deep-blue skies of autumn. As welcome in fall as the famous white crocus is in springtime. (Crocus kotschyanus)