We might be a little late in the game when it comes to planting colorful flower bulbs this fall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work them into the ground before it gets much too cold. Come spring, your garden will be ablaze with beautiful colors, and nothing says Spring like tulips! Head to your local nursery, break out your garden spade, and get digging before it’s too late.
Always plant your tulips before the first frost hits! There are tons of different varieties to choose from, and they are all just as colorful as the next!
Another variety of the classic tulip, the ballerina tulip is known for it’s fragrant scent. When planted in late fall, expect these to make their debut come late spring!
It’s easy to see why this beautiful bulb was named after a pet parrot! It’s petals look thin, wispy, and exactly like a bird’s feather. Expect these beauties to sprout come mid spring. They come in a variety of different colors!
To be honest, I didn’t know that Alliums were considered part of the bulb family until just recently. Does that make me a terrible gardener? No matter! Allium bulbs do best in grow zones 5-10. These are lush, so only plant 3 bulbs per square foot.
Desperate for some winter color? Winter Aconite commonly appear in the winter garden, popping up come late winter to early Spring. In fact, these are the first bulbs that you’ll probably see appear! Plant in early fall for best results.
Chances are, you’ve seen this bulb flower up at the start of Spring! It’s a focal flower for many tulip festivals around the world. These bulbs do best in cooler grow zones, such as zones 3-8. Plant them in an area of partial sun! Remember, these plants won’t do well in areas that have mild winters! They need to “freeze” to start the flowering cycle.
These bulbs love acidic soil, so make sure you test the PH, and make changes to your soil if need be. The Anemone blooms in late Spring, and may just hang around until the end of the Summer.
These delicate flowers give any early Spring garden a welcome does of whimsy. These plants often bloom while there is still snow on the ground, hence their name!
When planting these dainty flowers in the fall, make sure that you give at least 3 inches apart from one another. Cut these bulbs for a striking scent!
Also known as Camissa, these bulbs are extremely deer resistant, and do best in grow zones 3-9.
Another deer resistant plant, this bulb is known for their extremely showy clusters of flowers. Expect these to bloom in mid spring if your live in grow zones 3-10.
These bulbs do best grown in areas of well-drained, hummus rich soil. However, never let the soil dry out! This flower needs it damp at all times to grow to it’s fullest.