information: Mixed Bulb gardens give you a little bit of
every thing in a single container. Some of the plants in the
pictured bulb garden are just beginning to flower. A nice benefit
of a bulb garden is that the plants all bloom on different
schedules so you'll ll be able to enjoy your little bit of indoor
spring a little longer.
When selecting a bulb garden looks for plants with dark
green foliage that is standing up right. Avoid plants with
yellowed foliage, indicating neglect. It is normal for the lower
inch or so of the plant to be pale green or whitish. Bulb gardens
are available at your local Garden Center or Floral Shop from late
December thru March.
Once you get your new Bulb Garden home place it in bright indirect
light away from heat sources, such as TV's or heat ducts. Heat
will speed up the natural flowering process shortening the life
span of your plant. Bulb Gardens are usually potted in a sandy soil which
provides excellent drainage for your plant. Be sure to set your
plant in a saucer or drip tray to catch the water that is sure to
run out. Water your plant every couple of days. Fertilizing is not
necessary. Once your Bulb Garden has finished flowering recycle it
to the compost pile and replace it
with a new flowering plant.
You can find potted mixed bulb gardens at your local Colorado
Garden center or Floral shop.
Forced bulbs will not re-flower if