While the summer days were hot and humid, you did not mind viewing the fruit of your gardening labors from inside (with the air conditioner running). Now the days are starting to cool off; mornings and evenings are pleasant again.
Just when you need an excuse to go out and play in your garden – it’s Fall Bulb Planting Time!
Bulbs planted in fall can make your spring pop early, and give you a break from winter’s drab colors. I enjoy watching the snowfall from inside the house with a book and hot coco as much as the next person, but seeing flowers popping up out of the snow makes me feel warm and toasty.
Try these basic bulbs if you are just starting out:
There are many other bulbs to choose from; here are a few that do well here in VA:
Bulb planting is an easy gardening project for fall. Picture the results you are looking for in spring as you plant them:
No matter the effect you are working for remember to:
Enjoy looking for your early color next spring!
This blog was brought to you by J.W. Townsend employee and certified horticulturist, Brandi Mc.
Featured photo by Bill Mauzy.