The Beauty of Flowering Bulbs

A vegetable garden can be a bonus to the budget, but flowering bulbs can feed your soul.



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For a formal bed of flowering bulbs, clear away topsoil—from a level area—to the bulbs' planting depth. Note the layer of mulch that helps to retain moisture and keeps mud off the flowers.
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Artful naturalizing makes your planting look as if Mother Nature had strewn the bulbs out.
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By planting different tulip varieties, you can enjoy a rainbow of colors all through April and May.
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071 flowering bulbs 4 iris
Iris can be hardly and colorful addition to your yard.
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071 flowering bulbs 3 hyacinths
Hyacinths, one of spring's earliest and sweetest-scented blossoms, are also good for winter forcing.
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Daffodils defy late frosts.
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A bulb planter speeds the setting-out process.
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To add nice spots of color ti your yard, you can dig small beds or closely spaced individual holes.
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