spring bulbs

Creating a spring container

Beckie Fox

If you’re keen to start gardening, but your soil is too cold and damp for digging, consider potting up a spring container instead. Depending on the weather, a few spring containers planted with beautiful, cold-tolerant plants now will give you several weeks of colour.

Muscari in grass of Stephen Westcott-Gratton's garden in Beaverton, Ontario.

The floriferous lawn

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

These days, you’re likely to find more than just grass growing in many Canadian lawns. Beautiful spring flower bulbs create a floriferous lawn.

Checkered lily (Fritillaria meleagris) is a favourite of Karen Achenbach. (Garden Making photo)

25 recommendations for favourite bulbs

Heather White

From across Canada, 25 recommendations of favourite bulbs to consider planting, provided to Garden Making by gardening experts, writers and industry leaders

Fringed tulip on Garden Making Instagram by Gary Hall. For more inspiring images: Instagram.com/GardenMaking

What fertilizer for spring bulbs?

Beckie Fox

Beverley asks what type of fertilizer does one use on spring bulbs once they have flowered. Most experts recommend feeding them twice a year.

Mixed tulips and spring vetchling (Lathyrus vernus) in a perennial border. (Garden Making photos)

Where and when to plant spring bulbs

Beckie Fox

Spring is not the time to plant spring bulbs. But it is the best time to plan where to plant the spring-blooming bulbs in the fall.

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