Planting bulbs in containers is a solution for gardeners who lack space for a full garden.  You can do this project on your patio or terrace.  Growing spring blooming bulbs in decorative pots is a great way to add accents to your decks and entryways.

Here is what you need for this project:

  • 10” inch or larger plastic container
  • Bulbs (three different types)
  • Potting Soil
  • Gravel

For the most dramatic effect select bulbs with different bloom times.  Put a layer of gravel at the bottom of your container. Place the largest bulbs at the bottom, such as tulips. Add a layer of soil on top of the bulbs. The next layer could be daffodils or hyacinths. Again, add a layer of soil. The top layer could be crocus or muscari.

The tips of your final layer of bulbs need to be below the final layer of top soil and the top of the container. Bulbs on the top (above ground) will get much colder and will require some extra padding. Use plastic pots for planting and then placed them into decorative containers once they have had their cooling period, to avoid the frustration of broken containers.

We have put together some bulb selections that you can use for this project.  Not sure how to do this project, check out our Bulb Garden In A Box.

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