Planting daffodils and other bulbs for spring

Planting daffodils and other bulbs for spring

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:05 pm

Hi everyone, Just wanted to know if we have any experienced gardeners here?? My wife and I are fairly new at it and we want to plant a bunch of spring bulbs (daffodils tulips etc). I dont want it to look like a mish mash of flowers come spring time. Is there any certain patterns to plant so it will look organized and have some dimensional scale. The plantings will be front yard plantings by shrubs and trees. I will post a picture of my front yard. Also If anyone has any other recomendations for nice easy and colorful spring perrenials. Thanks all :) feel free to post any pictures of your yards :D We need all the inspirations we can get.
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Re: Planting daffodils and other bulbs for spring

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:08 pm

Here is part of my front yard :lol:
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Re: Planting daffodils and other bulbs for spring

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:14 pm

This is the little island we just made. The view is from the front living room window. Any Ideas?? Also the flowers you see are annuals. They are already gone...
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Re: Planting daffodils and other bulbs for spring

PostBy: tsb On: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:26 pm

Bulbs would be tough in a yard like yours. To survive year after year,
they need to be allowed to die back naturally. It would look a bit
messy in a yard that small. You could plant them in pots or planters
and remove them after they bloom in the spring.
The ornamental grasses will add color and texture and survive the shores'
type of weather better than bulbs.
If you have your heart set on bulbs, you can always just yank them after they bloom.
If you go that way, I suggest crocus and dwarf daffodils.
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Re: Planting daffodils and other bulbs for spring

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:34 pm

Yard size is kind of a drag... You dont get much land for your money here in NJ.
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Re: Planting daffodils and other bulbs for spring

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:28 pm

I don't know much about planting bulbs and whatnots but my dad does. He used to do what they call “naturalizing.” He stood in the in the middle of the area and toss the bulbs; where they landed is where he planted them. They finished blooming in the spring just before the grass was ready to mow for the first time. Then he’d just mow them with the yard. Those bulbs kept coming up year after year. He’d use jonquils, crocuses and daffodils. I didn’t appreciate it then but looking back it was cool – our house was always in bloom with one thing or another. Lisa
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