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.