How to Plant Bulbs in a Border
Most bulbs prefer free-draining soil, as they like to be fairly dry when dormant.
Step 1: Point Tips Upward
Position the bulbs in the hole with their pointed tips upward. Discard any bulbs that show signs of disease or rotting.
Step 2: Add Soil
Fill in the hole with soil, firming as you go with your fingers, taking care not to damage the bulbs’ growing tips.
Step 3: Protect with a Barrier
Chicken wire over the planted area will prevent animals from digging them up. Remove it as soon as the first shoots appear.