It’s a month into fall and that means there’s one last chance to get spring bulbs planted in Kentucky! November is nearing and so are chances of frost, so we have a couple of weeks left to get bulbs in the ground. This year for my own garden I picked out some snowdrops and a few different types of daffodils.
Bulbs have to be planted in the fall because they need the cold weather to flower the best next spring.
Spring bulbs are a nice way to expand the season of color in your garden. They’ll flower while other plants haven’t even greened out yet. This is nice, because you can tuck bulbs in between plants, since they won’t have competition. Usually the bulb’s foliage is finished by the time perennials have filled back out.
If you don’t have room in your garden, bulbs can be planted in a potted container. Snowdrops are the earliest spring flower, which will even flower while there’s still snow on the ground!
Bulbs to plant this fall
- Narcissus (Daffodils)
If you’d like EARTHeim to plant some of these, cost of individual bulbs are as follows
- Snowdrops, Muscari, Dwaf Iris: $1.50 ea
- Aliums, Narcissus, Hyacinth, Tulips: $3 ea
- Daffodils- Mix of yellow and white (15 count) $30
- Tulips- Mix of purples (25 count) $43
- Mix of pinks (50 count) $62
- Mix of red, yellow, orange (50 count) $62
- Mix of white tulips and muscari (40 count) $43
- Crocus- Mix of purple, yellow, white (20 count) $20
See photos below for the different colors of the bulbs available
- Iris- Yellow and purple
- Snowdrops- White
- Daffodills- Solid yellow, double white with orange centers, yellow with orange centers, all white, dwarf yellow
- Tulips- Orange, yellow, light purple, pink
- Aliums- Purple
- Muscari- Deep purple, light bluish purple
- Hyacinth- Purple, pink