Dan's Garden: Planting bulbs

We all like color in our yard and there’s not a better time to do it this time of year than to plant tulip, crocus, hyacinth and daffodil bulbs.

Now, they need a rest period and then they’ll bloom next spring, and bloom for years. I would plant those now. I like to use a bulb planter and get the tulips and most of them down about six inches deep. I like to use bulb food right down in the hole; it helps them bloom a little bit better and more.

I don’t like to use bone meal in the holes when I plant bulbs because rabbits and squirrels might dig it up and eat and get attracted to the bone meal, and then eat the bulb.

These Mums are great, but some are annuals and are only going to last until a hard freeze. But these perennial Mums, like this one here from the University of Minnesota are very hearty and will give you years of satisfaction.

So if you’re thinking about color do it now. Plant now and get your nice colorful Mums out.

And until next week, good gardening.