Hostas are growing behind, so I won't
need to band them to make room for other flowers.
I love my spring blooms. Nothing is more welcoming after winter than bright spots of color, and spring bulbs are like wonderful gifts from nature. They're easy to care for and naturally prolific with a few easy steps:
Cut flowers. Feel free to cut blooms for indoor bouquets. It actually strengthens the bulbs to be flowerless.
Deadhead flowers. Once the flowers have died, cut away the dead flower. It allows the plant to divert its energy to the roots, allowing for more bulbs.
|To get healthier plants, clip away|
dead blooms. I left these just for this post ;)
Allow the greenery to die out before removing. It's tempting to cut away the greenery once the flowers are gone, but don't. Allowing the plant to yellow and wither on its own will get you more bulbs. It will also make the older bulbs healthier.
Band them if you need to plant around them. Wrap a rubber band around large growths of green, like with daffodils and hyacinths to allow them to die away and make room for summer plants.
Separate flowers that have no room to spread. These flowers will naturally grow and spread, but when the idea is to keep them contained in a flowerbed- you may need to separate the flowers.
|These are getting thick and could be thinned.|
Tulips and hyacinths need a new home.
Plant 6-8" deep. Planted too shallowly, and fluffy bunnies might show up thinking you set out a buffet just for them.
Most plant sites recommend moving bulbs in the fall when the bulbs are heading into dormancy, but soon enough for the roots to take hold before winter. I tend to move them whenever I need to make room, and I've never had a problem.
I don't have a green thumb, and I have a yard full of flowers that I started from a few starts.
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