Preparing Fall Bulb Planters for Spring
To some people, tulips and other bulbs may be the last thing on your mind but if you take a little time now to plant up some large containers for next spring, I bet you will be pleased as punch that you did!
Planting fall bulbs in containers is no different than planting them in the ground, other than you can really pack in a bunch for a colourful display that can be moved around the garden next spring to fill in bloom voids.
Follow these instructions for planting full bulbs and then let your creativity take over! Think about creating colour patterns; staggering flowering times with early, mid, and late season bloomers; and playing with different height.
For practicality, choose containers that will overwinter in your area. Use a good quality container soil mix and make sure the container has good drainage. You could also dress them up for fall and winter with these temporary displays:
For more ideas on great bulbs to plant this year, check out: Five Fall Bulbs to Plant For Long Lasting Spring Colour.