Anyone, if they want, can garden. Design is the key.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Fall Bulb Planting
We will be planting daffodils, alliums and tulips in the Rotary Peace park this Saturday as part of the Fall park cleanup.
all the plants we plant this fall are actually bulbs, even if we
refer to them as such. A true bulb is a fleshy bud sprouting roots
from its bottom, and stems, flowers and foliage from its top or
crown. Tulips, lilies and onions are bulbs.
Corms are comprised of
fleshy tissue and have a bud at the top. Crocus and gladiolus are
examples of corms.
rhizomes (bearded iris) and tap roots (lupins), for example, are
planted similar to bulbs. Be sure to read the package the plant
material comes in, so, you will know the proper planting depth.
Remember pointy side up and all should be well.
As the garden season
winds down, consider combining the bulb planting with an
end-of-season cleanup. For example, getting rid of any debris, and
adding mulch are two useful activities that can be done, just before
you plant bulbs.