It's a rainbow of color in the annual house, inspiring all sorts of people to plant the flower garden of their dreams. Shopping bulbs this way is wonderful because you can compare colors of the flowers, bloom time, and flower height just by looking at the boxes. I have already designed at least 5 different plantings in my head. Pair a row of black calla-lilies with coral dahlias? Add in a row of hot pink Stargazer lilies? I need a bigger yard!
Remember it is always a good idea to amend your soil with Bulb-tone or blood meal when planting bulbs. Also pay attention to the depth at which you are planting your bulbs. The general rule of thumb for planting spring bulbs is to plant two to three times as deep as the bulb is tall. This means most large bulbs will be planted about 6 inches deep while smaller bulbs will be planted 3-4 inches deep. Look at the back of your bulb package for specific planting information.