Monday, November 14, 2011


One of the most pleasing designs in your landscape can be the naturalizing of hardy bulbs--tulips, daffodils, crocus, and hyacinths. When planting, I've been taught to throw the bulbs out randomly, then plant where they land. This gives the most natural effect. Hardy bulbs appreciate well-drained soils, full sunlight, and fertilizer. They need to be planted before the ground freezes, and must be planted 3 x's the depth of the size of the bulb.  One general rule in planting is not to plant in straight "soldier" lines, or discernible patterns.  Mail order companies are wrapping up their orders right now, but if you haven't got your bulbs planted, you could still find them in your local stores on go online to order.  They will be shipped out immediately.  

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.

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