1. A fertilizing program helps bulbs stay healthy. Add compost or manure to enrich the soil and organic supplements to nourish your bulbs.
  2. Planting bulbs where water puddles is a sure way to have a disappointing spring. Hollows, low spots, under drain spouts and other soggy locations will cause bulbs to rot.
  3. Note the flowering times. Not all tulips, for instance, will bloom at the same time. A little planning will greatly increase the number of months you will enjoy bulb flowers
  4. Flower bulbs make the most striking display if you plant them in large groups. A large clump of one color or a mix  attracts more attention than if you plant just a few here and there.
  5. Plant low-growing bulb varieties up front and taller ones at the back of your beds
  6. Freezing temperatures can crack terra cotta pots and ornamental planters. By first planting bulbs in plastic pots then placing the plastic pot inside the earthen one, you’ll create a natural insulation between the two.
  7. Lay out your bulbs on top of the soil where you want to plant them. After, poke a twig into the soil to mark where you’ve already planted.
  8. Making your own plant markers can be a beautiful way to add a personal touch to your bulb garden. Or buy ones made of wood.
  9. Choose a variety of colors: Tulips come in a wide range of colors, so consider selecting a mix of shades and hues to create a dynamic and visually appealing display.
  10. Plan for succession: Tulips bloom for a relatively short period, so plan your planting to ensure that you have a succession of blooms throughout the spring. This can be achieved by planting early, mid, and late-blooming varieties, so that as one type of tulip fades, another type will take its place.
  11. Mix and match: Don’t be afraid to mix different varieties of tulips together, or to combine them with other spring flowers such as daffodils or hyacinths. This can create a more varied and interesting display.
  12. Consider the backdrop: Think about the colors and textures of the other plants in your garden, and how they will complement or contrast with your tulips. For example, if you have a lot of green foliage, bright yellow or pink tulips can stand out beautifully against it.
  13. Experiment with different planting methods: Tulips can be planted in traditional garden beds, but they can also be planted in containers, raised beds, or even in a naturalized setting like a meadow or woodland. Consider your space and experiment with different planting methods to see what works best for your garden.