When planting spring-blooming bulbs in the fall, make sure not to plant them too shallow. If
not planted at the depth stated on instructions, bulbs may freeze or emerge too soon in the
spring before the roots have fully developed. Blooms will be stunted or too low to the ground.
In areas with colder winters, cover bulb beds with pine needles, straw, leaf humus, or other
mulch for winter protection. Remove mulch in the spring as bulbs begin to emerge.