Planting Bulbs Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3

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Brilliant tulips, cheerful daffodils, fragrant hyacinths: these flowers are the essence of spring. To enjoy the first burst of color come spring, plant these bulbs now, before the ground freezes.

To expand or start a garden, flower bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow. They reward you year after year with bursts of beautiful blooms perfect for bouquets. For the biggest impact, plant lots and lots of bulbs.

Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs in 3 Steps:

  1. Dig holes following spacing instructions on package.
  2. Set bulbs firmly in place, pointed sides up. But don’t worry too much; the bulb will find its way to the sun.
  3. Mix bulb food in soil, cover, and water thoroughly.

Tip:

Avoid the temptation to plant in rows. For the most natural look, clump bulbs in a pyramid, rectangle or circular shape.

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