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Planting Bulbs for Summer Bloom

Plant these beauties in spring to brighten a summer garden.

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depth and spacing for planting bulbs
Photo 5 of 7As a general rule of thumb, plant bulbs three times as deep as they are high and the same distance apart.

How to Plant Bulbs: Depth and Spacing (5 of 7)

There are exceptions for some species, so it's always best to consult planting guide.Larger bulbs should be planted three to six inches apart; smaller bulbs one to two inches apart. Here are the basic steps for planting bulbs:
Use a bulb planter or small shovel to dig your holes.
Place bulb in hole with the tip pointed up.

Next Photo: Proper Spacing