Fall Garden Projects: Plant a Spring Garden with 100 Days of Color!

100 Days of Color Allium Allium Allium Anemone blanda Crocus Tulip Species Fritillaria imperialis Fritillaria imperialisIris reticulata Dutch Iris Hyacinth Hyacinth leucojum Narcissus Narcissus NarcissusNarcissus Narcissus TulipTulip Tulip TulipTulip Tulip TulipTulipTulip

Anyone can make a beautiful spring border with bulbs. The possibilities are limitless!

Looking at pictures is a great way to get ideas for bulb combinations and color schemes. Select bulbs with different blooms times to enjoy the beauty of spring flowering bulbs all spring long!

 

You can extend the spring bulb garden season by planting these varieties of bulbs:

Allium

Anemone blanda

Crocus

Fritillaria

Hyacinthus (hyacinth)

Planting Chart

Tips and tricks for Success:

• Choose a location with direct sunlight and prepare the soil so that it drains well. If the area has never been used for growing, add some compost or peat moss.

 

• To plant your bulbs, dig large planting holes and plant them in clusters.

 

• Plant the smallest bulbs in the front of the border and plant the large bulbs behind the smaller bulbs.

 

• Always water well after planting.

 

• As each wave of flowers blooms, then fades and dies back, that wave’s leaves will remain. Crocus and iris leaves are attractive, slim and grass-like, just let them be. Daffodil leaves are also nice but you may want to snip off the faded flowers. Tulips and alliums are the grand finale, which is a good thing as fading tulip leaves are unattractive.

 

• If you like to naturalize your crocus, iris, narcissus and alliums, allow the green foliage to die back naturally after bloom for approximately six weeks before cutting them off.

 

• Hyacinth bulbs can cause skin irritation. Wash your hands after planting.