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Planting Bulbs Is A Bright Idea

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

(credit: Phran Novelli)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - This is the time to plant some bulbs. If you think you don’t want to go out in the garden on a grey fall day, just think how happy a bed of bulbs bursting into bloom will make you when you’re tired of winter in a few months and waiting for spring. And if you plant a lot of bulbs in one place, you only have to dig one hole.

Some mixed bags of bulbs you can buy make it incredibly easy. Put the biggest bulbs which bloom last on the bottom of the hole, cover them with soil, plant the middle size bulbs and cover them with soil, then the teensiest bulbs, to be covered by the last couple of inches of soil and mulch.

The bulbs on top bloom first – like snowdrops, scilla and crocuses in February and March. Next, you’ll see mid-size daffodils and hyacinths in late March and April; followed by late bloomers you planted at the bottom, like taller tulips in May.

Spend an hour or so planting now and enjoy an ever-changing display next spring. Bulbs are one the biggest bangs for your buck in gardening, so, go get some bulbs and get them in the ground!

Reported By Phran Novelli, KYW Newsradio

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