7+ Best Bulbs To Plant In The Fall For a Beautiful Spring Garden
You may be thinking that gardening season is over, however, that’s not exactly the truth. There is still plenty to be done this fall season when it comes to the garden. However, most of the work you put in now will be with some delayed gratification. Especially when it comes to bulbs. While you won’t get an instant pop of color in your garden, as you would normally get with perennials or annuals, the wait will be worth it trust us. The flowers that will bloom from the planted fall bulbs when spring comes around will be marvelous. Your garden will fill with color and happiness, forgetting about the gray dullness of winter. And many bulbs return year after year, which makes them a good investment. Today we are going to show you some of the best bulbs to plant in the fall for a beautiful spring garden next season.
Most of the work you put in now will be with some delayed gratification
While there is no right answer to this question, and it depends a lot on the climate you live in, there are some general rules to follow. It’s best to plant fall bubs when the soils are below 60 degrees F° or 15 degrees C°. You can also plant them at least six weeks before the first hard frost is expected. In general, Halloween is a good final deadline to plant them. In some climate zones, you can also plant them in November.
It’s best to plant fall bubs when the soils are below 60 degrees F° or 15 degrees C°
How To Plant Bulbs In Fall?
Well, it really depends on what bulb we are talking about. You need to plant the bulbs with their pointy ends facing up. If you can’t determine which side is the pointy one, just plant them on their side inside the hole. Make sure to always check the specific bulb’s label to see how deep you may need to plant it. It’s also important to take into consideration the height of the future plants. Try to plant taller plants in the back of the beds and smaller ones up front or in the rock gardens. It’s also a good idea to keep bulbs close to one another to create a look of a flush, full garden.
You need to plant the bulbs with their pointy ends facing up
The Best Bulbs To Plant In The Fall
Okay, so you want to bring in some color to your garden for next season, but you don’t know what to add? Don’t worry, that’s why we are here to help. Here are some beautiful bulbs, you can easily add to your garden to enjoy next spring.
Enjoy these beautiful bulbs, you can easily add to your garden
Daffodils, also known as narcissus, are some of the brightest flowers you can add to your garden. They are super easy to grow, some of the most dependable bubs, and comes in different varieties and shades of yellow. This beautiful flower blooms from early up until late spring. And the best part is squirrels and other types of rodents avoid them due to poisonous crystals in the leaves.
They are super easy to grow, some of the most dependable bubs
This tough flower breaks through the frozen ground of the late winter to bloom and bring us some happiness during the early spring times. A true symbol that winter is nearly over. These plants multiply on their own and rodents don’t pay attention to them. It’s best to plant these beauties at the front of your garden bed border, as they are small and delicate.
A true symbol that winter is nearly over
Another early bloomer. Like snowdrops, crocus also appears while there is still snow on the ground. They come in a ton of different colors and tend to sprinkle themselves all around the yard and rodents like to dig them up and rebury them. So, don’t be too surprised if you find more next season without you planting them.
Crocus also appears while there is still snow on the ground
We all know the sweet scent of the hyacinth. Once spring comes around these beautiful flowers will make your garden smell like a fairy tale dream. They come in a ton of colors – pink, purple, blue, white and so on. The hyacinth comes back year after year to let us enjoy its aromatic scents and vivid colors once again.
These beautiful flowers will make your garden smell like a fairy tale dream
Sadly, unlike most of the bulbs in our list, tulips don’t tend to return the following year. So, you should treat them as annuals, and you will need to plant new bulbs every year. However, it is very much worth it. The tulip’s beauty is incomparable, and they come in so many different colors, that you’ll want of every variety.
Tulips don’t tend to return the following year
Teeny, tiny, beautiful flowers, also known as ipheion. The starflower isn’t one of the most popular fall bulbs. Not because it doesn’t deserve to be, it is just less well-known. However, these flowers have been popular for centuries. They have a star-shaped form and can come in shades of blue or white. Starflowers have a hypnotizing sweet scent.
Teeny, tiny, beautiful flowers, also known as ipheion
If you enjoy season purple balls of color all around your garden, then you definitely need to plant alliums. These flowers are also known as ornamental onions and are quite tall. Alliums come in purple, reddish-purple or deep pink and tend to bloom in the late spring.
These flowers are also known as ornamental onions and are quite tall
These cute little flowers have clusters of purple, white, blue, and ombre on short, green stems. The grape hyacinths are also called muscari and tend to multiple more and more from season to season. They have a slight grape-y scent and even look like grapes as well.
The grape hyacinths are also called muscari
These were the best bulbs to plant in the fall. We hope you found this article useful. Now roll up your sleeves and let the gardening begin! We wish you amazing, colorful results when spring comes around. If you can’t wait till spring for some color in your garden, check out these fall bloomers.
Now roll up your sleeves and let the gardening begin
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