I had heard from my friend Mavis that Lowe’s could possibly have spring flower bulbs 75% off, even though they are marked only 50% off! Wahooooo! I stopped into my local Lacey, Washington Lowe’s and found a whole wall of bulbs for 75% off, I had to contain myself. . . what a deal!
So I ended up buying daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and irises. But I need to
research ask you. . .
- When is it too late to plant bulbs in the Northwest? Did I miss the sweet spot? I really wanted to wrap some up and give them as teacher gifts with a card about how they help my kids grow or something cheesy like that, but how late can I give these, so they can still plant them and have them bloom in the spring?
- Can I plant them in pots now and let them sit over the winter? Do you keep them in the garage or outside? I’d love to give them as gifts in the spring.
- How many bulbs do you plant in one small 12 inch pot?
- Do you have any techniques for planting bulbs?
- How do you know which way to put them in the ground – for example, which way is up?
- My sister lives in Alaska and there is already snow on the ground, I’d love to send her some bulbs but what do you do when the ground is frozen?
I’m ignorant when it comes to bulbs. So I need your help!
I’m not keeping all of these for myself – I plan to give them as gifts. In fact, I already gave my sweet neighbor a bag of tulips, for less than a cost of a latte! Love that. My store has TONS still in stock and yours probably does too, because the signs still say 50% off in the stores. Tricky!
So are you going to Lowe’s? Let me know if you find them on 75% off!!
(Thank you, One Hundred Dollars a Month!)