Excerpted From: Grow Plants in Pots ,
Spring Bulbs Provide Dramatic Burst of Color

Materials Needed

  • large frost-proof container
  • broken clay pot pieces
  • all-purpose potting soil
  • gravel
  • selection of bulbs: tulips, daffodils, grape hyacinth

Step 1: Prepare Your Container

Prepare your container as for bushes and perennials. Add a layer of compost and arrange the largest bulbs, such as daffodils, on top. Plant them twice as deep as the height of the bulb.

Step 2: Cover and Plant Small Bulbs

Cover the bulbs with a layer of compost, then plant slightly smaller bulbs, such as tulips. Ensure the pointed tips of your bulbs are facing up, and space them closer than recommended on the packet.

Step 3: Set Pot on "Feet"

Cover the bulbs with a layer of compost, then plant small bulbs, such as grape hyacinths (Muscari) on top. Cover with compost, and set the pot on “feet” to prevent waterlogging. Place in a sunny spot to flower.

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