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  • Crystal Water Beads Inspiration: Planting Bulbs In The Fall

    As our long, hot, summer draws to a close (finally), our thoughts turn toward garden preparations. Time to trim overgrowth, clean and weed flower beds and one of our favorite projects, planning for spring by planting bulbs this fall. Planting bulbs is one of the best ways to insure an amazing display in the spring. It is virtually foolproof.

    Here are some tips to insure that your bulbs will thrive and your efforts will be rewarded.

    Bulbs should be planted once the temperatures drop into the high 40s to low 50s at night. Around this time you should see the first frosts. Be sure the bulbs are in the ground at least 6 weeks before the first real freeze. If the temperatures are still on the warm side, you can store your bulbs for around a month in a cool, dry place. Do not make the mistake of thinking they will last until next season, they won’t.

    When you are ready to plant make sure that you read the planting depth recommendations which will vary from flower to flower. Try to be as accurate as possible. Bigger bulbs are usually planted at about 6 inches deep and smaller bulbs around 4 inches. Look at the bulb and you should see one pointy side and one side with a flatter appearance. Remember: pointy side up.

    One of the best parts about plantings bulbs is the opportunity to design. Consider putting your ideas to paper, thinking about colors, including your favorites and with the “big picture” in mind. The best way to plant bulbs is in groups. The more bulbs you group together in the planting, the better the results. Keeping the height of the fully grown flower in mind, plant smaller flowers to the front and taller flowers in the back. An especially eye-catching way to plant is by arranging a group of taller flowers with smaller flowers planted directly in front. This “double decked” effect is very striking.

    In the spring, when you have realized the fruits of your labor, don’t forget that fresh cut flowers from your garden need beautiful vases filled with crystal water beads. With many different colors available, you are sure to find just the right one, or combination, to perfectly compliment your bouquet.

    To explore the world of crystal water beads, contact us for more information.

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