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
- 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'.