Two years ago my mom and I planted around 800+ bulbs (mostly tulips, but also daffodils and crocuses) in my front garden. It took us an entire weekend because the corner area of my front garden had a ton of rocks buried in the soil. Each time we would go to dig a shovel in the dirt: [BONG!] We’d hit a rock. So we ditched the shovels and were forced to get down and pick all the rocks out by hand. I swear we could’ve filled a riverbed with all the rocks we collected.
When it finally came to the fun part of laying the bulbs down, I planned everything in rows. The front rows contain bulbs that bloom the earliest, and the back rows have late-Spring bloomers. This way, when one row dies, another row lies in wait directly behind it to take its place! This is how I get to have beautiful flowers blooming throughout the entire season. We bought all the bulbs from Breck’s, whose bulbs come straight from Holland and who has never let us down in all the years we’ve been buying from them. A good bulb can make all the difference!
Below is my Spring 2012 album showing the wonderful reward for all our hard work.
Please don’t hesitate to let me know any questions you may have about planning, planting, upkeep, etc. I’m no expert but am happy to lend any gardening knowledge I do have (and if I don’t know the answer to your question, I’ll ask the real expert: my mama).