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Go For Gardening With Bulbs

Posted on Dec 2, 2006

Gardening is a brilliant hobby enjoyed by many people of all genders and ages. When you think about gardening, you probably think of decoration with different bulbs to your garden. However you can choose bulbs that are fancy, fragrant, small, or grand. Caladiums, Daffodils, and Glory of Snow are great bulb choices. Caladiums are decorative, heart-shaped bulbs of green, white, silver, pink, and red. Daffodils are beautiful trumpet-like bulbs of many colorful choices that grow to the height of 4-20″. Glory of Snow is star-shaped pink, white, and blue bulbs that grow to the height of 4-5″. Hyacinths, Lilies, and Tulips are also great bulb choices. Hyacinths are foot-high bulbs of vibrant colors and rich fragrances. Lilies are flared trumpet-like bulbs of all different sizes, colors, and varieties. Tulips are strong, reliable bulbs of many different colors, sizes, and varieties.

If they blossom in spring, you can plant bulbs in your garden in this season. You should remove any debris, and spread compost or manure over the area where you will be planting the bulbs. Till or turn the soil and remove any debris again, then lightly rake the area. However proper spacing should be determined, then go for planting each bulb with the top facing skyward at a depth equal to three times each bulb’s diameter. If a bulb is one inch across, you should plant the bulbs in three inches deep. Lastly cover and lightly pack bulbs with soil and watering should be compulsory thoroughly.

While planting the bulbs, you need to stake bulbs that are larger by placing one end of a 4-foot pole. Make sure the pole is secured, so you need to pack the hole of the pole with soil to remove the blank areas. As the plant grows, pinch off flower buds and side leaves from the stem so that only two ore three buds are left at the top of the stem. Rest the stem against the stake, but do not secure it. You should stake the stem with rope loosely to secure only after they about twelve inches high. As the stem grows, continue securing it every eight to twelve inches.

Protection for bulbs from animals during planting is mandatory.  Arrange some stones at the bottom of the planting hole, place the bulb on top of the stones, place more stones around it, but do not cover the very top of the bulb, then fill in the hole. Even you can line the bottom and sides of the planting hole with metal wire for additional precautions. Fill lightly to the holes with some soil by placing the bulb. This method is used most often when planting beds of bulbs.

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