When it comes to adding a pop of early spring color, nothing can quite match the simplicity and beauty of planting fall bulbs!
Fall bulbs are easy to plant, and provide years of early spring color to your landscape. All with little maintenance.
Fall bulbs need to be planted a few weeks before the ground freezes over. In cooler northern climates, this can usually be anywhere from late September to Mid October. For the warmer climates of the south and west, they can usually be planted into mid November and even December.
Bulbs can be planted singularly, in small groups, or in big patches for an explosion of color. When planting fall bulbs, simply dig down a few inches, add a bit of compost to the soil, water and cover up.
Most varieties are planted at a depth of about 2 to 3 times the width of the bulb. Once planted, cover with a light 1″ covering of mulch to help protect from harsh winter temperatures.
With our first full season living at the farm in the books, we are excited to start planting a big mix of fall bulbs this year to add a new level of color to the landscape. Here are 3 of our favorites.
Planting Fall Bulbs – 3 Great Varieties For Spring Color
Nothing quite signals the start of spring like daffodils, Their bright yellow and white blooms are a signal that warmer temperatures are just around the corner. Daffodils are extremely hardy and require little maintenance once planted.
Daffodil bulbs are perfect to place in existing flowerbeds in small groups. Plant them in between perennials plants that won’t begin to show their foliage until long after the daffodils are gone.
Adding to their allure, daffodils are extremely deer, rodent and pest resistant.
Probably the most well-known of sprig flowering bulbs, tulips come in a huge array of colors and sizes! From purple, red, yellow, white and more, they are an easy way to add big color.
Tulips perform best when planted in a sunny and drier location. They have a tendency to rot when planted in too wet of an area, and need the sun to bloom to full size and color.
From miniature to over-sized bulbs, the selection of available varieties are nearly endless!
Hyacinth bulbs are one of the more interesting of all when it comes to spring-flowering bulbs. They are incredibly fragrant – and their long, showy stems add a unique look to the landscape. In addition, they are also perfect for cutting and bringing indoors.
Hyacinth perform best when planted in full to mostly sunny locations. Their bulbs tend to be fairly large, and need to be planted to a depth of 6 to 8 inches.
They are extremely low maintenance and require little attention after planting. They are an excellent choice to provide years and years of beautiful spring color and fragrance.
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Here’s to planting some fall bulbs this year to put a little color into your landscape next spring! – Jim and Mary. If you would like to receive our DIY, Gardening and Recipe articles each week, you can sign up via email at the very bottom of this post. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to receive all of our latest tips and articles. This article may contain affiliate links.