Now that the holidays are finally behind us (what an insane few months it’s been!) we can turn our thoughts ahead to the Spring season. Believe it or not, it will be here before we know it and it’ll be time to get to work in our gardens yet again. I truly cannot wait! Today, I am going to share with you an easy way to layer bulbs in pots for gorgeous blooms all season long. Planting bulbs is one of the easiest gardening projects out there, so I am sure you’ll love how this turns out. Check out this easy tips for layering bulbs in pots below.
Layering Bulbs For Pots Seasons
Also known as “lasagne” planting, layering bulbs in pots is a great way to enjoy your blooms for years to come. You’ll just have to keep your pot in an area with good lighting. Layer your bulbs in a pot now and store it in your garage for absolutely beautiful blooms come Spring (or Summer, or Fall, depending on the types of bulbs you planted). Seriously. This container planting idea really packs a punch in terms of good gardening ideas! You’ll need at least a 16-inch deep pot to give your bulbs the right growing conditions.
Layering Bulbs for Spring
Place a layer of drainage in the bottom of the pot to begin. Fill the pot halfway full of soil and then place some tulip bulbs directly into the soil, evenly spaced out. Just the tips of the bulb should be poking out. This is layer one. For layer two, place dwarf tulips (or another bulb) directly on to the surface of the soil, spaced out evenly. Cover with soil, again leaving just the tips showing. Finally, put your smallest bulbs up top (I used Crocus) and cover those again with another layer of soil. Once the bulbs have bloomed and dyed, you can either remove them from the container and replant them in the garden, or keep your planter for the following year.
Some Tips and Tricks
If you want your bulbs to provide color all year long, all you have to do is change out the bulbs for ones that bloom in your allotted time frame. Dahlias and Lillies are all beauties that bloom in the Summer while Calla Lillies bloom toward the beginning of fall.
It’s important that your bulbs do not become waterlogged. Water sparingly and fertilize the flowers after they have bloomed.