Bulb Gardening Basics

The basics of bulb gardening.

A CyberGarden Party Leads to New Discoveries about Bulb Planting star[offsite link]
An interesting and somewhat humorous account of what a woman learns when she purchases 3000 bulbs to plant in the fall. It contains some very good tips.

A Bulb for Every Purpose star
There is a bulb for almost every niche in your garden. There are bulbs for every purpose and every season.

Bulb Gardening Dos and Don'ts star
Bulb gardening, for the most part, is easy. However, there are some dos and don’ts you may need to consider beforehand in order to get the most from your bulb garden.

Bulbs and More star[offsite link]
Lots of basic information from the University of Illinois Extension Service.

Distinguishing Bulbs and Bulb-Like Structures star
If you’re new to bulb gardening, you may be thinking that a bulb is just a bulb. But is it? There is a wide range of garden bulbs to choose from; therefore, it helps to know a little bit about them before you begin diving right in.

How to Divide and Conquer Crowded Bulbs in the Garden star
Bulbs can always be expected to multiply, and dividing bulbs is not only an inexpensive way to produce more plants in the garden, but it also helps to relieve problems associated with overcrowding. How do you tell if division is necessary?

International Flower Bulb Centre star[offsite link]
A comprehensive site of the U.S. Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center, dedicated to eveything about bulbs and bulb flowers.

planting Bulbs with Kids star
Get kids familiar with bulbs, not only by planting them but also through teaching them the basics.

Tips for Bulb Gardens star[offsite link]
Unsure of how to incorporate bulbs into your garden or landscape? Here are some tips from the Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech.

When to Plant? star[offsite link]
Suggestions on how to determine when to plant spring-flowering bulbs.

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