Place bulbs shoulder to shoulder across the surface of the soil, leaving no space between them. Then top off with more potting soil so the bulbs are just slightly below the surface. Water each container thoroughly, and finish with a layer of mulch.
do in the fall plant layers of bulbs that will give you three bursts of color when spring arrives. Choose bulb varieties that flower a few weeks apart, such as crocus, tulips, and daffodils, which will bloom in rotation for up to six weeks.
Eventually the weather will get cold and you will need to decide what to do with the tulip bulbs in containers that you have. Overwintering your tulip bulbs in containers is one option, and this article will help.