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Tips and Techniques for Planting Bulbs

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Bulbs are a wonderful addition to your landscape, they will multiply and provide beautiful colors, shapes, and fragrances in your garden for years to come. Planting dozens of bulbs can seem a bit overwhelming at first. Read the following article for tips on buying and planting bulbs.


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November 19, 2010

Fall is the season for planting spring-blooming bulbs. The idea of planting dozens of bulbs can seem like an intimidating task - especially to new gardeners. Here are some tips and techniques to help make the job easier.

Buying Bulbs

Selecting A Site


Planting Times


Planting Techniques


Thwarting Pests

Popular Spring Flowering Bulbs

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November 19, 2017

I have raised planter boxes. In the past I have planted bulbs in these containers without success, the bulbs never come up. I'm assuming they are freezing over our harsh New England winters. I'm wondering if I plant the bulbs in pots first, then put them into the raised planter if that it might give them a better chance of not freezing. Any help or different solution would be greatly appreciated.


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They need to be planted in the fall, 8 inches below the ground level. Raised beds and containers are above ground, so they are most likely freezing.

If you want them in the raised beds, plant the pots in the ground, then when they come up move the pots at that time to the raised beds.

You would have to move them back again in the fall.

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