Planting Fall Bulbs

Most bulbs are generally low maintenance, just make sure to pay attention to the timing and spacing when planting. Fall bulbs should be planted when nightime temperatures are between 40 and 50 degrees, long periods of cold temperatures are essential to their growth. 

As a general guideline, dig a hole three times as deep as the height of the bulb. Always plant the pointy side up and the root side down, and if it’s hard to tell which side is which, lay the bulb on its curved side.

You may want to consider planting various bulbs that bloom at different times in order to have a colorful garden all spring long. This website lists some bulb options for early, mid, and late spring blooms.