Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Blooms in Crofton

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As you drive around Crofton Maryland in early spring, the first flower you’ll notice (perhaps even popping through the snow) will probably be a crocus.  Soon after, you’ll see stunning gardens and accents of yellow daffodils and blue grape hyacinths… and a few weeks after that, colorful beds of tulips.  These and all spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in fall – and that means NOW.

A few bulb-planting tips from Crofton Village Garden Club:

  • Choose healthy bulbs – i.e., large ones that are not spongy, dry, or moldy.
  • Bulbs love sun.  (Keep in mind that some areas are sunny in spring but not later, when there are leaves on the trees.)
  • Plant several bulbs to create a showy display of color in spring – either in a bed or in clumps.
  • Plant them at a depth 3 times the size of the bulb’s diameter.  (See charts below)
  • Plant bulbs with the pointed side up.
  • Mix some bone meal or superphosphate with the soil at the bottom of the hole to encourage strong root growth
  • Water newly-planted bulbs after you replace soil on top of them.

Plant Spring Bulbs in Fall

Plant Spring Bulbs in Fall

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