Spring & Summer Bulbs
Every spring (approx. mid March through April) we have a nice selection of summer bulbs. These are planted in spring and flower in the summer. Some, like lilies, can be planted in the ground and are perennials, returning each year and blooming every summer. Others are tender and will bloom from summer to frost for one season. These tender bulbs will need to be dug up and stored during the winter. Cut back foliage to the bulb after the first frost, and store the bulbs n dry potting soil or vermiculite in a paper (not plastic, as it does not breathe) in a cool (not freezing but below 45 degrees) and dark location.
Every fall (apprx.Labor Day through November) we carry a great selection of fall-planted, spring blooming bulbs. These include daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, crocus and many other lesser-known and beautiful bulbs such as squill, snowdrops, muscari, fritillaria and more. These bulbs are planted when the soil temperatures cool (approx early to mid October)however selection is best in September. You can buy your bulbs early when selection is best, store them in a cool, dry place and plant when temperatures cool.
If you forget to get your bulbs in the fall and are reminded that you want these lovely flowers in your garden when you see them bloom in April and May, we usually have a nice selection of “chilled” bulbs available in spring, which are growing and ready to bloom and can be planted as plants instead of bulbs. Once planted, they will bloom in your garden in spring and return each year for a springtime show of flowers!
Photos by Rob Proctor