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Why Plant Bulbs In Fall



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Why should you plant garden bulbs in Fall?

This is a good question. This time of year when everything is starting to slow down when it comes to your garden, landscape and garden pottery.  You should be thinking about cleaning out all your home and garden planters, washing them up and storing them for the winter if they can't handle the freezing temps and cold.

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But, now is also the time you should pot up your garden bulbs for next Spring.  Sounds strange doesn't it?  Well potted bulbs need time in cooler weather conditions for several months in order for them to bloom come Spring.  Basically it's the coldness of winter that encourages the bulbs to bloom.  You can plant them directly into the ground of course but we feel there is nothing more beautiful come Spring then large flowerpots bursting with color and fragrance.  

Garden containers are also the way to go if you live in an areas where animals can get to them for food.  The containers will keep them safe and comfy till they bloom in Spring.

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Potted bulbs like well draining soil or they will rot.  Use our Pot Filler to fill the bottom of your planters.  It will let the excess water drain off, keeps the soil from draining out the hole and provides better air circulation.   A garden planter of bulbs also like 5 hours of sunlight during the growing season so make sure your planters are placed in a nice semi sunny spot.

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Once the days get shorter and cooler you should be shopping the bulb catalogs for the ones you one to plant this next year. You want the soil in your planters to stay cool but not freeze. Leaves are changing color and dropping from trees.  It's a beautiful time of year when nature says FALL is coming.  This is the time to pot up your bulbs.

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Either use existing garden
planters or shop ArizonaPottery.com for some new ideas in pottery, pots and yard planters.  We are not going to go into the planting etc of bulbs. This blog is to address the fact that now is the time to start planting.

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Post Last Updated: 10/24/2018 2:14:06 PM 

Dig In Now With Garden Bulbs




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Are you experiencing a chill in the air in your neck of the woods?  Crisp October weather provides ideal planting conditions for hardy bulbs, including daffodil, tulip, hyacinth, crocus, grape hyacinth, snowdrop, and more....  Planted this month, these kinds of bulbs that can easily be potted and planted now, will bloom perfectly next spring.  Now is the time to give them a chance to root into the cool dark soil before the weather turns to freezing.  Here are a few tips on how to achieve this potting wonder from Arizona Pottery?

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Pick the best spot to place the Arizona Pottery garden planters you want to plant them into.  Make sure that come spring and summer they will have as much sun as possible At least 6 hrs of full sun is best.  Next fill the pot with good well draining soil.  You can purchase special garden soils available at your local nursery for this purpose.  Loose soil is ideal for the root systems to work into.  Make the soil organic if possible for the best performance.  You can mix compost into the soil to really help with healthy root systems.

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Cluster the bulbs into the Arizona Pottery garden pots mixing one bold color or mixing a combination of colors to create the effect that you are trying to achieve.  We love pink & white mixed together.  Yellow and red mixed make a very bold statement of color that is stunning.  Place the root side down with the growing tip up and cover with soil.  Place it two to three times its height into the hole.  Compact the soil to eliminate air pockets and cover the top soil with garden mulch up to 3" in depth.

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Use a garden trowel to make the planting easier.  Power drills work good for larger pots but are not necessary.  We like to stick bulbs around potted evergreen plants so that come Spring there will be bursts of color.

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Post Last Updated: 12/29/2016 7:39:31 AM 



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