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Create a Blooming Spring With Little Water

Daffodils and Tulips

Drought and limited water resources have become a challenge for gardeners throughout the country. However, this does not mean that gardeners with limited water resources cannot enjoy beautiful blooms – It is all about choosing the right plants. Fall-Planted Bulbs such as Daffodils, Tulips, Allium, Crocus, and more are extremely drought-tolerant and only require initial watering when they are first planted, producing gorgeous blooms come spring. Spring-Bloomers actually prefer as little water as possible; watering them too much could cause rot.

Tulips“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," says Amy Dube, flower bulb expert for educational campaign Dig. Drop.Done.” This quote is from a recent press release put out by the “Dig.Drop.Done.” Campaign. Dube goes on to say “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.”

Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs require little attention and are the first 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 red Tulips, yellow Daffodils, 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.

Happy Gardening!


September 21, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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