Asked on May 9, 2017

At an altitude of 9200 ft in CO , is it possible to plant bulbs ?

JohnRachel HelbergKathleen


4 answers
    on May 9, 2017

    You could try adding sharp gravel to the soil to improve drainage as bulbs will rot when they get too wet, especially in winter.
  • Kathleen
    on May 10, 2017

    Your Colorado State University Extension has a lot of advise and lists of blubs you can plant. You might check them out.
  • Rachel Helberg
    on May 10, 2017

    You must be way up there. We live on the northeastern plains of Colorado (Brush) aprox 6200 problems here. I have friends that live in Frisco and Black Hawk...they both have nice flower gardens (yes, some bulbs) but you really need to protect them. Raised beds can be great for know where they are (if you choose to dig them up in the fall). If you make them from 2"x6"or12" deep you can make a cover to go over the complete bed (check out Pinterest for tons of free plans - we did/do!) to protect it from the elements. You can also create some really unique beds if you are crafty at all.
    Good luck!
  • John
    on May 10, 2017

    I lived in the Austrian alps and there were plenty of bulb flowers growing there...especially a white one called (I know it's spelled wrong, but I'm too lazy to look it up) adelweiss, and crocus. seemed that they bloomed extra long....also look up your USDA zone on google and then look for plants that meet your zone number. most people don't know their zone number and end up planting the wrong type plants. Also the best advice comes from mother nature...take a walk in nearby woods and see what grows kind and ask permission before removing plants from anothers property
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