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How do I plant Flowering Bulbs?

Planting flower bulbs is a rewarding task. There are few plants out there that will reward you the way bulbs will. Planting a flower bulb is easy, whether you are planting a Canna Lily, Crinum Lily, Day Lily or a Caladium. There are 2 rules when planting Flowering Bulbs. The first is that the pointy end always goes up. It doesn't matter what kind of bulb you are planting, it has a pointy end. This is where the leaves of the plant will come up. While it is true that you can plant the pointy end down and the bulb will still grow, if you do this, you are unnecessarily stressing the plant. At best, this will result in a poor show of flowers. At worst, the extra effort will kill the plant. The second rule is to plant the bulb 2 - 2 1/2 times deeper than the size of the bulb. So if your bulb is a small 1 inch bulb, you would plant the bulb 2 to 2 1/2 inches deep.

If your bulb is a larger 3 inch bulb, you will want to plant the bulb 6 to 7 1/2 inches deep. If you follow these two basic rules, you are guaranteed a show of flowers.

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