Planting bulbs in containers offers a solution for gardeners who lack the space to create a full garden, or for those who want to maximize their springtime blooms in any space. Growing bulbs in pots will add a colorful accent to patios, decks, a balcony, or an entryway. In the confined space of a planter, you can squeeze in extra bulbs by layering them.
- Place a layer of soil at the bottom of your container.
- Place the largest bulbs at the bottom, such as Tulips or Alliums, and top with soil.
- For the middle layer, try mid-size bulbs such as Daffodils or Hyacinth. Top with soil.
- For the top layer, plant the smallest bulbs, such as Crocus or Grape Hyacinth. The tips of your final layer of bulbs should be just below the surface, with at least an inch or two of soil between the bulbs and the top of the soil.