November 16, 2012

Planting Tulips for Spring Enjoyment

If you like spring flowers in your garden, autumn is the time to plant spring flowering bulbs.  Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall because they require a sustained dormant period of cold temperatures to stimulate root development.  This year, I ordered approximately 2,500 mixed bulbs from Van Engelen Inc., a company I've been dealing with for years.  My gardener, Ryan, and his crew have found many empty places in the garden where spring flowers will be a delight.  I also wanted tulips planted in the terrace garden off of my kitchen and here are some photos of that bulb planting project.

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