The fall planting of bulbs for springtime may be a garden’s most hopeful investment. If you’ve been growing plants for fun for any length of time, odds are you’ve been enticed by a bulb catalog that happened to land in your mailbox, or your inbox, just as cooler weather was beginning to creep in. And if you’re a procrastinator, you’ve probably even planted bulbs in icy ground that’s just this side of freezing. Either way, this is a task with little reward in the moment other than the satisfaction of hard (sometimes frozen) work. See answers to five common bulb planting questions.
Yet spring-blooming bulbs aren’t just symbols of hope as colorful ambassadors of the growing season. It’s the promise of that spring color when a fall chill hangs in the air that makes them irresistible. If you find yourself completely overstimulated by the…
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