Late Winter Bulbs for Last Minute Blooms

February 01, 2017

Late Winter Bulbs for Last Minute Blooms

We have a confession. Late fall came and went and we may have forgotten to plant our bulbs. Okay, we definitely forgot to plant our bulbs. Does that mean we must go without our favorite tulips and daffodils this spring? We certainly hope not! Luckily, there are a few bulbs that can be planted in February, including tulips and daffodils (happy dance!). According to GardenGuides.com, daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, snowdrops, and crocuses can all be planted in February. The blooms may not be as "abundant and successful" as they would if they were planted in the late fall/early winter time frame, but you can still get your springtime flower fix to keep you going until summer arrives. Here are some tips from GardenGuides.com to for planting your last-minute bulbs.

Daffodils

Daffodils in a pot with a yellow watering can

Daffodils  come in multiple colors including yellow, white, pink, orange and red. They are relatively easy to grow but are best planted in well-draining soil.

 

 

Tulips

Yellow tulips next to yellow coffee cup on a wood surfaceEveryone loves the iconic tulip. They come in a wide assortment of colors to fit every mood. They grow best when planted in masses and need well-draining soil in full or partial sun.

Hyacinth

Hyacinth in a wooden planterYou simply cant go wrong with a hyacinth. They smell amazing and might just be the cutest little charmers in the bulb world. They do best with full sun and well-draining soil.

Snow Drops

Snow drop blooms in a vaseSnow drops, with their droopy white blooms, add texture and interest to the shady corners of you garden. With their preference for full or partial shade, this is a great option for those lacking in the sunshine department. They also prefer well-drained organic soil to thrive. Did we mention that they are adorable?

Crocus

The sweet and delicate crocus is an iconic spring-time darling that will melt your heart right along with the last of the season's snow. For best results, plant these as early as possible in February.

 

You see? no need to lament over your lost opportunity for pretty spring time bulbs. Life is full of second chances. Now go, run like the wind and plant pretty things.

 

 

 

 




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