Monday, October 27, 2008

Dakota County Technical College Field Trip to the MN Landscape Arboretum

Now is the time to plant bulbs for spring.  Tulips for the most part should be treated as annuals and replaced every year, or at least supplemented for best show.  Daffodils are reliably perennial.  

The easiest way to plant bulbs is to loosen soil, and plant according to bulb planting instructions, usually about 5" deep, and about 4-5" apart. Cover, add compost if necessary, water, and add some mulch for the top. 

Voila!  In spring you have a beautiful display of colorful bulbs.