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10 Frequently Asked Questions On Planting Tulip Bulbs

1. What are the best types of tulips to plant?Many of the hybrid (grown and bred) tulips that came from Holland or from one of the Holland tulip festivals are some of the best. You can plant beauties such as Red Emperor, Florentine, or other varieties of both single and double blooming flowers. For more specific information regarding what types you will have to check which USDA hardiness zone you live in. A zone map will tell you how cold of a temperature the ground in your geographical area drops to during the winter. These maps are numbered by regions, and are a very useful tool. You can find this map at the United States National Arboretum website, http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html?2. What kind of soil should I use? Generally speaking you should use a loose, sandy soil in which to plant your tulips. Your tulips should be well-drained to ensure proper growth.3. How much sun should my tulips get?Most of your tulips need quite a bit of sun. However, planting in them in a lightly shaded area-but n...

 


Tulip Care: Your Garden's Priority

Tulip care during the growing season is a concern of many tulip gardeners. After all, you've invested money and time in planting new bulbs in the fall. You've fertilized and watered the garden after planting. Now, spring is unfolding and you want to make sure that you get to see the flowers you worked so hard to cultivate. You should take to properly care for your tulips, before, during, and after the growing season. Read this article to know how to take care of tulips in your garden.Tulip flowers are a hardy species, but if you don't know how to deal with the main challenges, your garden will suffer. Here are the top concerns and issues with tulips before flowering.Fertilize your tulip plants twice a year. The best time to feed tulips is in the early spring (before they bloom again). The best way to feed them is to add a tablespoon of a granular fertilizer on the soil around each bulb. This should be done before flowering because feeding your tulips after flowering could cause a disease.Tulips need lots of w...

 


Improve the Look of Your Outdoor Storage Shed: Use Planters and Gardens

Do you have a metal storage shed on your property that just doesn't look right next to your home? If you do, perhaps it is time for you to dress it up a bit. That means you're going to make it look a bit "homey" rather than being something that looks like it's all about business. You're going to make it blend better. And the way you're going to do that is through using planters and gardens. However, you have to be careful as to what flowers you use in your planters and gardens because a lot of heat accumulates around your metal storage shed.PlantersPlanters are great to hang around the door of your storage shed and even around the eaves of the building. Now don't hang planters all the way around your metal storage shed because that could look a bit tacky. Around the entrance should be good enough. Just make sure you place planter-friendly flowers within the planter that are also friendly to the sun and heat. Such flowers include:- Madagascar Periwinkle - This flower grows to up to 2 feet. This is one in whi...

 




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