How to Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs Quickly – Satsuma Designs

How to Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs Quickly

'Tis nearly the festive holiday season, but who doesn't love the spring greeting of daffodils, tulips and irises? I do! But you know what I don't love? The thought of a day spent bent over and digging to get those bulbs in the ground.

Now, I enjoy the garden and love being outdoors, but I wanted to come up with a quick and easy method to plant a mass of bulbs in a bitty amount of time. Here's what I came up with. You all know the design adage that odd numbered groupings are more visually appealing than evenly grouped. Well, I think it's a law because it's true. I wanted to abide by this law and stopped at my garden center to pick up supplies.

I started with buying 3 types of bulbs and dividing them into my odd-number clusters: 3, 5 and 7, then worked from there as I'll lay out for you below. I'm happy to say I planted 75 bulbs in 40 minutes with my new system. Granted, I didn't have the 'help' of my kiddos, so that made quick work of this operation. I was a little sore that afternoon, but skipped my walk that day because of all the fresh air and circulation I got from my bulb planting regimen.

Here's what you'll need to plant spring blooming bulbs quickly:

  • Assorted bulbs in a trio of your favorite colors
  • Garden gloves
  • Bulb planter tool - here at Amazon prime for $10.14
  • Basket or recycled box to transport bulb groupings
 Here's how to plant spring blooming bulbs quickly: - Assemble bulbs and tools - Open bulb bags and separate bulbs into groups of odd number bulbs using a combination of your three (or more) bulb varieties. I'll use 2 daffodils, 2 orange tulips and 3 irises, for example. - Place first bulb grouping in your handy carrier and transport bulbs to their new home in the ground. - Take your bulb tool and give it a spin in the ground with your wrist. Place the unearthed dirt nearby to cover bulb later. - Plop bulb, pointy side UP, in the hole. Continue until all bulbs are in the ground. - Top with soil - Continue with next bulb grouping. - When finished, take the 1 minute required to rinse off your tools and let air dry in sun, if you're lucky, or garage/shed. - Now sit back and relax until spring! haha! how to plant spring blooming bulbs quickly from natural maker mom at satsuma designs TIPS: 
  • Pull any weeds around your bulb plantings to get a jump on maintenance
  • Scan your bed and garden before starting to get an idea of where you'd like your bulbs planted for optimal growing and visual effect.
  • Plant bulbs away from other large flowering plants for space and so they don't compete with color or style.
  • Consider lining any garden bed exterior with bulbs to create a bulb 'hedge'.
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