There you are, strolling down a sidewalk or park path, when you happen to notice that things are pushing up at your feet. No, not dogs. Rather, little sprigs of green. They’re shooting up and making way for beautiful bulbs that “turn on” as natural bulbs tend to do: with blooms of beauty.
Like the “pop” of a meat thermometer signaling the readiness of a cooked bird, the “pop” of bulbs signal warmer soil temperatures. When cooking meat, you open the oven and get greeted with a blast of warm air. When admiring bulbs, one nods at the splash of color, turns towards the sky and says, “Welcome, spring. Warmer temperatures, here we come.”
- Favorite chart of seasons and bulb blooms
- Lots of great advice on bulbs, especially around planting depth (3x as deep as the bulbs’ greatest diameter) and establishment (apply phosphorous)
- Plants and the ideal soil temperatures for germination and growth
What is your signal that springtime is here?