Flowers relate to mind, and flower signifies love, flowers symbolize peace. In spring, bulbs with their variant colors give life to the garden.
Many kinds of veggies and other plants are there to be planted in the garden during fall, but without bulbs, it will like a rainbow without colors.
100s of variety of bulbs are there to be planted during fall. Daffodils, Tulips, Crocus, Alliums and many more.
The specialty of the bulbs is their patterns and color variations. Bulbs are like ornaments to the garden. Veggies in the garden are the food to us, but bulbs in the garden are the food to our mind.
They are such a beauty that, to make a shortlist of bulbs is a hard thing. Here is a shortlist of bulbs we have made, which are the most known, beautiful, and familiar to every hardiness zones.
Tulips are one of the most famous varieties of bulbs that can be found almost in every garden of the country during spring. These flowers are renowned for their beautiful and mesmerizing combination of colors.
They can resist the cold of USDA hardiness zones 4-8. As most of the part of the country belongs to these zones, that’s why they are very much famous in the gardens.
The Latin name of these flowers is Tulipa. The blooming time of these flowers is from early to late Spring. They can be grown under full sunlight or partial shade.
They need well-drained and well fertile land to grow properly. Wet soil can damage these bulbs. Their bulbs need 4-6 inches of depth and 3-6 inches of spacing when planting.
These bulbs grow up to the height of 8-30 inches. They are excellent to grow on borders or in the rock gardens.
This flower may look very decent and simple with its look. It is the flower which became the subjects of many well-known poets favorite one like William Wordsworth.
These flowers can be called the poems ornaments. They are the symbol of decency and romance side by side. The Latin name daffodils are Narcissus.
They are ideal for planting on almost every part of the country as they can grow on USDA hardiness zones 3-10. They need very well-drained, rich with fertilizers and moisty soil to grow better.
They can be planted in the area covered by full sunlight or partial shady one. The best time to grow these flowers in the early spring.
These bulbs need the space of 6-inches wide and 6-inches deep to be planted on. They can grow up to 14-24 inches high.
It is good to plant them under shrubs on a border.
Almost looks like grapes when bloomed fully, with the mesmerizing color and beauty and fantastic texture Grape Hyacinths are best of bulbs.
The Latin name of these bulbs is Muscari. They can grow on USDA hardiness zones 4-10 with their decent look but extreme resistance.
They need well-drained, moisty, and fertile land to grow best. Like other bulbs, they produce better on full sunlight. They bloom from late winter to spring.
These plants are smaller in comparison with other bulbs. They only need 3-4 inches wide and 2-3 inches deep land to be planted on. They grow from 6-12 inches high.
A specialty of these plants is, they can easily self sow. These plants can be used as border plants. They are also ideal for rock gardens.
Another small category of the bulb can be called a dwarf one, which only reaches the height of 5-inches. These plants look more like grass than plants. They can easily mix up with other ornamental grasses in the garden.
They may look like grasses, but beautiful flowers bloom on them. These bulbs can grow from USDA hardiness zones 3-8.
They need well-drained soil where water doesn’t store. The land must have to be well fertilized and moisty to get better results from these bulbs.
In the case of light, they are almost like other bulbs, full sun or partial shade is suitable for their health. They only need space of 4 inches wide and 3 inches deep to be planted.
They are early spring bulbs. The Latin name of these bulbs is Crocus. They are such a beauty quickly very easily naturalizes in the grass.
Winter Aconites are yellow tweeties. They are little and mix up beautifully with the grasses and other dwarf bulbs like the crocus.
The Latin name of this bulb is Eranthis. They grow on hardiness zones 4-9 during fall. The soil posture must have to be well-drained and fertile to grow this bulb.
They are happy to have a bath with light. In partially shaded place, also comfortably accommodate. They bloom from late winter till spring.
They can self-sow easily. They easily naturalize with other plants. They only grow 2-4 inches high when mature. They have beautiful yellow flowers.
They need a minimal amount of place to be planted. The place they are enough if it is 3-inches wide and 2-3 inches deep.
More like a bell, mesmerizing with its beautiful color, it’s an ideal bulb for the fall garden. This flower has a bell-like upside-down structure.
This one is ideal for plating in Hardiness zones 3-9. They are the flowers better blooms during mid-spring with their mentionable beauty.
Locally they are recognized as fritillary, and in Latin their name is Fritillaria. They grow better on sandy and well-drained soil in full sunlight.
They grow up to 30-inches high from 6-inches. These bulbs need 3-inches full and 3-inches deep area to be planted and grow properly.
These bulbs can be found in different species in different colors. Those species can be planted in rock gardens and woodland gardens.
White beauties, more like grasses, three leaves with the center of green and white combination with an upside-down appearance like bells, these bulbs worth their name.
They genuinely spring time flowers. They are symbols of peace and can be combined with Crocus and Winter Aconite to add some more beauty in the fall garden.
They are flower good to grow in USDA hardiness zones 3-9. In Latin these flowers are known as Galanthus. They need well-drained and fertile soil to grow correctly.
These are grass-like little sized flowers that can be grown in 3-inches vast and 3-inches deep land. They only grow up to 6-12 inches high. They are suitable in full or partial sunlight.
They need moisture to be alive on the ground, so it is better to plant them in such an area where the soil not gets dried during the time of summer.
Another beautiful fall bulb with a beautiful combination of blue-white and yellow. Because of their Iris like thing in the middle of the flower they have Iris in their name.
They mostly grow in the time of early spring to mid-summer in USDA hardiness zones 4-9. They need well-drained soil to be fully developed. Also, full of shady sunlight to bloom properly.
They need a place of 4*4-inches of deep and ample area to bloom properly. They grow up to 18-48 inches in height.
With their beautiful color combination, they mix with other flowers in the garden and give a pleasurable appearance for the gardener.
They are easy to grow flowers but cannot tolerate much cold. When the garden is frozen mostly, they can’t survive.
Beautiful blue not so long easily naturalizes with other grass in the fall garden. These bulbs are also known as Siberian Squill. They are found almost 90 different species.
These plants grow only 4-8 inches in height. They become better in USDA hardiness zones 2-8. They need well-drained and moisty land to be grown up properly.
These bulbs need full sun or partial shade to grow best. They need a place of 3-4 inches deep and wide area to be planted.
These flowers are extraordinary and one of the most known springtime flowers. They can easily mix up with other flowers in your winter garden.
Their seed can self-sow, so no hassle with more planting. You do not need to water them regularly as they are familiar with well-drained soil and dry weather.
Fill your garden with some Purple balls in the fall. Without these flowers, the garden in spring is quite incomplete. Their appearance is quite weird, on a drumstick like figure a shot of tiny little purple flowers, and that is an Allium.
They can grow on USDA hardiness zones 5-8. Like other bulbs, they also need full sun exposure and well-drained fertile soil.
By the variations of their varieties, they can grow up to 5 inches to 5 feet tall. May and June is the perfect time to plant these flowers.
Many of their varieties can live more than 4-5 weeks after their blooming time. In different colors, you can find these flowers like white, pink, purple, and yellow.
These flowers are one of the most expensive ones. They can price up to $6 sometimes for only one.
How to plant fall bulbs
Best and most known fall bulbs are listed, but without knowing the perfect way to plant them may keep you far from getting your expected result of enjoying the heavenly beauty of the garden.
So, to know the perfect planting tips are also important. Let’s have a look at the techniques and measures to plant fall bulbs.
Check the temperature
Bulbs are temperature sensitives. To get the best results from the lamps it is very much essential to check the temperature of the soil before planting. Better to plant them in the evening as the temperature in the evening remains cool enough. Keep in mind that they need to be planted before the ground freezes. Bulbs can be stored for longer than a month in a cool place. Some of the bulbs like Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Crocus, snowdrops, Scilla need to be pre-chilled in USDA hardiness zones 8-11 as these places are warmer than other zones.
Choose the place
To choose the perfect place to plant the bulbs is also very important. Most of the bulbs need a sunny and shady place to grow. Choose a place in the garden where the soil remains well-drained, where water doesn’t store. So, bright, well-drained, moist and fertile places will be the perfect place to plant bulbs.
Make the garden beds ready
After choosing the place, prepare your garden bed. To prepare the garden bed, all you need is to mix high nutritious compost to it and also make the soil loose, so the water doesn’t store.
Not all the same place and portion to be planted on. Most of them 4-8 inches deep holes to be planted. Dig pits of 8 inches. If not needed, that deep fill it up as needed.
Clean the roots
When preparing the place, weed roots and other debris can be found. Clean them out, so the bulb roots face no complication when growing.
Set up the bulb
Now it is time to set the bulb. Set the bulb keeping the pointy side up and root side down. In some of the bulbs, it’s easy to find the pointy side, but in some of them like Crocus, it is harder. One interesting thing is, sometimes it doesn’t matter in which position you have planted the bulbs, they will find their way out.
Time to cover
As it is fall, covering your planted bulbs is essential as the night gets colder. Fill the hole you planted the bulbs with soil. Keep in mind that you do not press the ground. If the soil you press, then the water will not get its way to go properly, which is never suitable for the bulb.
Steps to plant your bulbs are now complete. Keep them watering regularly. Keep a gap of time to water the plants so the soil gets enough time to be dried up.
Check the soil needs any fertilization. If needs, mix compost and other manures from time to time. Plants are alive they also need vital elements to grow properly.
As our nails and hair need to be cut regularly to remain in good shape always. So the plants are. Bulbs grow faster so keep pruning them time to time. Only cut the old flower heads when pruning.
Katie L. Brown is a garden writer with many years of experience. Writing about gardening and over years of experience working in nurseries. She uses her land and skills to working on new ideas, tips, and tricks to inform you. Currently, Katie L. Brown is the Founder Editor of gardenhubs, leading Garden coverage blog specifically.