Douglas Hunt
Douglas Hunt
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Think spring! Pointers for bulb-planting season


Bulbs represent one of the least-expensive ways to add color to your landscape. Daffodils, for example, can be had for 50 cents each, will provide years of enjoyment and increase in number, or "naturalize," when happy. Since the days have cooled off in much of the country, but the ground is still relatively warm, we are in prime bulb-planting time. Bulbs planted now will get right to work establishing their
"Naturalizing" mixtures are a great way to save on bulbs. (Photo via John Scheepers: www.johnscheepers.com)
"Naturalizing" mixtures are a great way to save on bulbs. (Photo via John Scheepers: www.johnscheepers.com)
Scilla siberica are one of the best bulbs for shady situations and hardy in zones 4 through 8. (Photo via Brent and Becky's Bulbs: https://store.brentandbeckysbulbs.com/ )
Scilla siberica are one of the best bulbs for shady situations and hardy in zones 4 through 8. (Photo via Brent and Becky's Bulbs: https://store.brentandbeckysbulbs.com/ )
Winter aconite is one of the earliest bloomers in the garden, even before snowdrops. (Photo via Old House Gardens: www.oldhousegardens.com)
Winter aconite is one of the earliest bloomers in the garden, even before snowdrops. (Photo via Old House Gardens: www.oldhousegardens.com)
Allium are a great way to add exclamation points to the garden and are generally deer-resistant. (Photo via McClure and Zimmerman: www.mzbulb.com)
Allium are a great way to add exclamation points to the garden and are generally deer-resistant. (Photo via McClure and Zimmerman: www.mzbulb.com)

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  • Pamela F
    on May 19, 2013

    I found this at Walmart: Ortho® Animal B Gon Animal Repellent Ready-to-Use. Repels rabbits, groundhogs, squirrels and other small herbivoresSafe for people, pets, and plantsNo Stink formula using essential oilsDelivers long-lasting & rain resistant performance

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 19, 2013

    Plant daffodils. They contain toxic alkaloids and animals have a second sense about not eating them. Other plants can be planted in a "bulb cage" made from chicken wire.

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