How to Plant Continuously Flowering Bulb Gardens

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Continuously flowering bulb gardens will provide you with treat after treat all year long. Plant continuously flowering bulb gardens with help from a bulb and garden expert in this free video clip.

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Hi. I'm Hans Langeveld with, and I'm going to show you today how to plant continuous flowering gardens. Now this is one of the long lasting color combinations that we sell that produce flowers throughout the spring for a long period of time starting with early varieties and then continuing to later blooming varieties into April. So this will give you about 60 to 80 days of color. In this continuous blooming bag we have hyacinths, tulips and daffodils. So we're going to plant the hyacinths in the front, then come the daffodils, they are intermediate height, and then in the back we're going to plant the tulips. We're going to basically take the bulbs out of the packaging then we're going to take the bulbs and set them in place where going to plant them. And you want to basically space them out like this and you don't, what you don't want to do in plant them in a row like this, like a row of soldiers. You just want to make groups out of them. So this will be a group of five. Then we'll to the same thing with the daffodils. We're going to basically position them so we know exactly where we're going to dig in the ground. And the same we're going to do for the tulips here. As you can see I'm putting them about four inches, four inches apart so you have a nice grouping when they start to flower. I'm going to redo these here and plant them so that you have the daffodils next to the hyacinths, and this is a very personal thing. You can plant them any way you want but you kind of want to make sure that they come out as a nice groups. Because once they're groups they, they will show better, give you a better show in the spring when they bloom. These are hyacinths that's going to flower apricot, these daffodils are going to be white and orange and then the tulips in the back are actually a variety called stunning apricot. The daffodils will start to bloom first, then come the hyacinths and then come the tulips. All right. So now we're going to plant these bulbs actually and we're going to do that using this bulb trowel which is going to be a very handy tool. And what we do is basically make the hole and stick the bulb in there. And this is going to be about about five inches deep. All right. And then we're going to cover up the hole to the next one. So you basically plant the bulb about three times the height of the bulb. All right. So if the bulb is two inches, then you plant it about six inches deep. And this bulb trowel here has got quite a long blade, long enough to dig a hole that deep. We set these bulbs out before we started planting. It's very easy to make sure that you plant them actually the way you want them. So you create the effect that you were looking for. And you want to plant them six to eight inches deep because it'll also protect them better for frost. Even though in the end when we're done we're going to put a little bit of mulch over the soil, the deeper you plant them, the more they're protected. And the soil is actually nice and loose and if you have heavy clay soil then you should really mix some organic matter into the soil to loosen it up and to make sure it actually drains better. See the bulb has a nose that, which is the tip of the bulb and what you want to do is you want to plant the bulb with the nose up. And so this will be the area where the roots will develop and come out and then this is where the sprout comes out. Now in the event that the bulb gets planted upside down, it's not the end of the world because the sprout will actually turn around in the ground, find its way to the light and grow up anyway. So this is how you plant a continuous blooms garden that will give you flowers pretty much through the entire spring. My name is Hans Langeveld and I'm co-owner of And come to our website for more tips and videos to help you grow beautiful gardens.


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