Flowering Bulbs are an easy way to add splashes of tropical color to your garden. Burpee offers a wide array of flower bulbs from tall stately Gladiolus to highly fragrant Oriental Lilies. Plant them as a border, in containers or cut a few for creating a gorgeous bouquet. Buy flower bulbs now and Burpee will ship them at proper planting time for your growing zone.
Fall is the time when nearly all spring blooming bulbs are dormant and the pleasant weather allows for shipping and planting. Plant flower bulbs in September or October to allow the most root growth.
Where to Plant Flower Bulbs
One cardinal rule for planting flower bulbs, is to plant them in soil that is well-drained. Check the proposed planting site for standing water after a rainfall. If you must plant where the soil is known to remain wet, raise the soil level by 6-12" above the surrounding soil.
The general rule for planting flower bulbs is to cover the bulb with soil to 3 times its vertical diameter. It is also better to plant too deeply, rather than too shallowly.
Watering Flower Bulbs
After planting flower bulbs, water thoroughly to settle the soil around them and to encourage the Start of root growth. If ample rain is lacking, it may be necessary to water new plantings once a week in the fall. Flower bulbs also require water after blooming, during the stage when foliage is ripening; water weekly if rain is sparse.
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