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    From Martha Stewart: "Once flowers fade and bulbs and tubers are dug up for winter storage, they pretty much all look alike. To ensure that you'll replant them in the right location next spring, write the variety or color of the plant directly on each bulb with a permanent marker. Then store the bulbs in peat moss or newspaper in a cool, dark place."

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    Learn how to store bulbs, such as dahlias, tuberoses, cannas, and elephant ears, that are too tender to survive outside in cold winters.

    Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. Youll need to water every few weeks since the pots wont have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs shoulder-to-shoulder in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container as possible. This is a great idea.

    Grab a container and 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. To fill a container that's 12 inches in diameter and 12 to 14 inches deep, you'll want about 9 crocus, 7 tulip, and 5 daffodil bulbs.

    A "bulb sandwich" layering crocus, tulip and daffodil bulbs in the same hole. | Illustration: Ian Warpole | thisoldhouse.com

    All about garlic - how to plant, grow, harvest and store.

    Bulb Popper - attaches to your drill for easy planting of bulbs! Fantastic product!

    Plant garlic in the fall. Just buy a garlic or two at the store, and separate the cloves. Plant individual cloves and they will be one of the first plants to pop up in the spring.

    "THIS IS THE BEST TOMATO INSTRUCTION PAGE I'VE FOUND. IT'S THE CLOSEST I'VE FOUND TO MY GRANDDAD'S WAY OF PLANTING TOMATOES.

    Boxwood is very easy to propagate. In the spring, take stem cuttings, 6 inches in length, and remove the lower inch of leaves. For best effect, group five to seven stems together, as pictured, to resemble an entire plant. Plunge this group into soil that has been amended with copious quantities of peat moss or leaf mold. Pack the soil firmly around the stems. Keep the cuttings moist, and you will have new, rooted plants in about six weeks.

    Never Pay For Onions Again: Grow Them Indoors! This page has all sorts of interesting ideas for growing plants indoors.

    Planting Crocus bulbs in lawn ~ my step-grandma did this with one in the center, with a circle of bulbs around it- she planted all white. Perhaps I'm easily impressed, but I thought it was so pretty. The lawn is ready to be cut by the time the crocus is done blooming. Clever.

    How To Plant Bulbs in Containers | Planting bulbs in containers in the fall will give you a sunny show for spring. | SouthernLiving.com

    wooden spoon garden stakes. Awesome idea for our garden at the daycare.

    start seeds in ice cream cones and plant in to ground....kids would love it.

    Bulb Forcing Basics

    bulbs require different depth planting & can be planted close together

    What Not to Plant Together – Gardening Tips