Planting Spring Bulbs in Pots
Pots brimming with spring bulbs lift the spirits after winter. Plan ahead and plant up pots in the fall, and for a truly dazzling display, combine a collection of different flowers in one large container.
- large frost-proof container
- broken clay pot pieces
- all-purpose potting soil
- selection of bulbs: tulips, daffodils, grape hyacinth
Step 1: Prepare Your Container
Prepare your container as for bushes and perennials. Add a layer of compost and arrange the largest bulbs, such as daffodils, on top. Plant them twice as deep as the height of the bulb.
Step 2: Cover and Plant Small Bulbs
Cover the bulbs with a layer of compost, then plant slightly smaller bulbs, such as tulips. Ensure the pointed tips of your bulbs are facing up, and space them closer than recommended on the packet.
Step 3: Set Pot on "Feet"
Cover the bulbs with a layer of compost, then plant small bulbs, such as grape hyacinths (Muscari) on top. Cover with compost, and set the pot on “feet” to prevent waterlogging. Place in a sunny spot to flower.