If you love spring flowers like daffodils and tulips you need to plan and plant ahead because spring blooming bulbs start with fall planting. The most popular spring-flowering plants include:
Tulips, which produce vividly colorful flowers in red, yellow, pink, white, purple, orange, and bicolors. There there are Daffodils, also called narcissus. These are among the spring's earliest bloomers. Most feature a trumpet-shape middle surrounded by frilly petals. Daffodils generally bloom in white or shades of yellow and orange, but they also come in pretty peach.
Planting tulip and daffodil bulbs is easy. First dig a hole. The size of the bulb will dictate how deep you should dig the hole. For small bulbs such as these little daffodils, you plant just 2 to 3 inches deep. Larger bulbs, such as these tulips, are planted 5 to 6 inches deep. Make sure you plant 2-3 times the depth of the bulb and refer to the planting instructions that come with the plant. Add a little compost or fertilizer to the planting hole to give your bulbs a nutrient boost.
Next, set the bulb root side down in the soil. Bulbs have a top and bottom. The bottom usually has a little ruffle of dried roots. The top is generally more pointed. If you want a mass of color in your garden, plant bulbs close together. And plant lots. It's not unusual to plant 100 bulbs in a small area. If you want little clumps of bulbs in your garden or landscape, plant them in groups of 6 to 12 bulbs.
Finally cover the bulbs with soil. Water well. Then add a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch over top of the planting area. The mulch helps the soil maintain a more consistent temperature throughout the winter and early spring. In the early spring, watch for the green shoots of bulbs to start breaking ground. To find plants and supplies for your garden, visit http://www.Lowes.com/GardenCenter