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Chilly months an ideal time to plant certain flowers

by webdev

September 20, 2010

The fall and winter months provide an ideal time to plant flowers such as tulips and daffodils.

Colorado-based 9News reports there are ways to limit your gardening time out in the cold while also ensuring a full bloom come spring time. The news source details a gardening method that lasts no more than 30 minutes but produces more than 100 flowers when the warm weather rolls around.

There are an assortment of flowers that can sustain the chilly elements, including standard tulips, large daffodils, allium, crocus, muscari and hyacinth.

The news provider offers a few key suggestions before you start planting. The soil temperature in your garden needs to be at least 55 degrees, which is generally the night-time temperature during September and October. Furthermore, you should loosen up your soil and plant the bulbs no deeper than three times their height.

"After planting, it's a good idea to fertilize on top of the ground and water it in," the news outlet recommends. "Once the bulbs are tucked in for the winter, dress up the soil on top with pansies for pretty fall color and mulch the areas with all the leaves that have fallen from your trees."
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