When preparing your garden spot, you may find it helpful to map out your garden. Bulb size, period of bloom (early, mid or late season), and bulb height are important factors in planning. Bulbs do well in a variety of conditions ranging from full sun to mostly shady.
growth chart
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Ideally bulbs should be planted as soon as you receive them in the fall. So be prepared - have your soil loosened to the proper depth, ready for planting!

Soil Preparation: Provide the bulbs with well-drained, loose, porous soil. The addition of compost, sawdust, peat moss, and other humus-rich substances can improve heavy clay soils. Addition of the same materials helps excessively sandy soils to retain moisture. Be sure to work these materials to depths of 12 to 18 inches so that the new root systems have a chance to thrive. Have bulb fertilizer on hand for planting day to mix into the layer of soil on which you place the bulbs.

Life of a tulip bulb
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How to Plant Bulbs in Your Garden:

Fresh cut flowers are only half of what we do at Tulips.com. We also have a great selection of tulip bulbs, daffodil bulbs, iris bulbs, hyacinth bulbs, and other specialty flower bulbs for spring blooming. Customers can place bulb orders from February to December for the biggest and best flower bulbs available anywhere - including Holland. The mild maritime climate of the Skagit Valley allows our bulbs an extended growing season to mature and grow to larger sizes - growth that is supplemented by the rich topsoil of the valley. Need proof? Check out the blooms that the Tulips.com bulbs produce at our RoozenGaarde display garden. After our fields of flowers have been topped, the bulbs are allowed to mature and multiply, and are then harvested. Tulips.com then selects the largest bulbs from each year's crop so you can grow the same beautiful tulips, daffodils, and iris in your own home gardens.

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