Here’s a primer on the basics of spring bulbs like tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, etc. and why they are the time-starved gardener’s best friend. We’re talking an amazing ratio of low effort to high joy here, folks.
- They’re perennials — plant once and enjoy for years to come. You might lose some year to year, but you can generally get 4-5 years (and sometimes 15-20 years)
- They require almost no care — you don’t even have to water them. In fact, watering tulips can cause them to rot and not bloom the next year.
- The one downside: you have to plan two seasons ahead as spring bulbs are planted in the fall.
Quick Tip: Take a picture of your flower beds now! This way, you can make informed choices about what to plant where when fall rolls around. Continue reading