When is a good time to plant bulbs and hollyhocks?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 28, 2017
    Spring bulbs should be planted in fall,fall bulbs should be planted in spring,hollyhocks should be planted iafter your last expected frost date
  • Julanne Sharrow Julanne Sharrow on Sep 28, 2017
    Holly hock seeds should be planted in August.....remember they are bienniels
  • Peter Peter on Sep 28, 2017
    plant your bulbs in late September or early October. The hollyhocks in late spring after all fear of frost gone. This gives both a chance to establish themselves.
  • Amanda Amanda on Sep 28, 2017
    Hi Francine. For the bulbs it would wither be spring or fall. It depends on what bulbs you have. Hollyhocks are also best planted spring or fall. Make sure you water the Hollyhocks for a few weeks after planting.
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Sep 28, 2017
    Bulbs usually in the Fall and hollyhock seeds Spring
  • Miss KKay Miss KKay on Sep 28, 2017
    Francine, if you go to Google.com you can research each flower you are interested in. You can find out when to plant, how deep to plant, what does well in your Zone,

    How to protect bulbs from critters digging them up & eating them 🐿 When to expect them to bloom, ideas for garden design & layout...So much fun planning your yard.


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  • Miss KKay Miss KKay on Sep 28, 2017
    OMG it's not letting me post! Today is my first day on hometalk, and my first reply to a question. I have been trying for an hour to post a reply. I think maybe it was too long. I cut it in half that seem to work
    • Miss KKay Miss KKay on Sep 28, 2017
      Bulbs can be "forced" indoors (usually started in Oct) in a container of rocks and water no soil necessary! Easy Peasy! Then you can have Amaryllis, Hyacinth , Paper Whites, Crocus etc. blooming in the house at Christmas time! Don't forget to order seed and plant catalogs in late Fall to look at all Winter.

      Also check out the onion family members called Allium-purple gladiator, Mediterranean bells, crimson drumsticks.
      Hollyhocks(bless their little hearts) I love them too, but they
      can be a bummer, because they are biennial, so you plant them one year and they won't bloom until the next year. Plus they are susceptible to many diseases.
      Some perennial early bloomers-Lenten Rose, Basket of Gold, May Night Salvia, Calendula.
      See if you can grow Passion flower, you'll love it!
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