Thursday, October 20, 2016

Spring into Action: Planting Bulbs in Autumn

The daffodil, tulip and hyacinth bulbs are sleeping in the shed under the sand blanket. Cannot wait to plant them, but here in Maryland, especially with the record high temperatures we've been having, it's still too early...Not ready yet.

Are you ready? Once the temperature drops to below 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the soil, it's safe to plant your spring flowering bulbs.

Bulb planting isn't rocket science, but there's a few tricks to it.

Watch this short video to see if, for instance, you know:

  • what flowering bulbs love
  • why you shouldn't treat them as "little soldiers"
  • how to protect them from chipmunks, squirrels, etc.

I found the layering technique particularly interesting, and will definitely try it myself.

Happy bulb planting!

Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)


  1. Hard to tell when our weather will stay below 60 F.
    Just this week we've had temps in the high 80's and low 90's!

    Nice video. Gave me some ideas :)

    1. Today it feels like the weather's changing, feels like autumn. I'm guessing mid-November should be good for planting, but I'll keep an eye on the weather.

      Glad you enjoyed the video :)