Bulbs

At GARDENWORKS we bring quality bulbs into our garden centres in spring and fall.

Bulbs brought in for spring planting generally bloom in the late spring or summer.  Though we call them bulbs, most of these packaged beauties are in actual fact corms (gladiolus) and tubers (dahlias). Remember, these should be planted as soon after frost as possible for best results. We always suggest amending the soil with organic material (compost) and bulb food to encourage healthy growth to ensure years of success.

In the fall, we get the majority of our true bulbs.  These bulbs need to be planted in the fall, and with the winter cold and rain, they develop their roots and flower buds will bloom in the spring months.  The optimal time to get them into the ground is by mid-November.  Remember that delayed planting may reduce the chance of blooming.

Examples of bulbs that are planted in the fall for spring bloom are tulips, daffodils, Crocus and Iris.  Of course there are many more to choose from so make sure you visit one of our stores to discover the wonderful selection to choose from to make your spring garden beautiful.