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  • Stacy's Greenhouses

    Neat idea for planting bulbs!

  • Candy Whitten

    Design Idea: Plant in Groups Most bulbs look best when planted in big, irregular groupings (the more bulbs, the bigger the impact) instead of straight rows. So try tossing them onto the ground and plant them where they fall -- it's fine if some bulbs end up being a little closer to each other than the recommended spacing. It adds to the natural look

  • Krista McLastName

    Bulb planting tips from Better Homes & Gardens

  • NationalGardenBureau

    Tip #11 for planting your favorite bulbs - Design Idea: Plant in Groups

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