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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 5вЂќ deep and the crocus 3вЂќ. 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.
We had a lot of fun planting the bulbs and even had some help from JintinaвЂ™s dog, Onyx! Below is a short clip we took this weekend, showing the process of planting bulbs in layers вЂ“ itвЂ™s extremely easy! For more about layering bulbs, read our blog вЂњLayering Bulbs for Big Color in a Small Space.вЂќ For more information on how to plant Fall Bulbs, read our article вЂњHow to Plant Fall Flower Bulbs.вЂќ
November 10, 2011
В· Amanda Shepard В· Comments Closed
Tags: allium, city gardening, crocus, daffodils, fall bulbs, fall planted bulbs, fall planting, tulips, urban landscaping В· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, How-Tos