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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bulb Layering In Containers

Layered Like Lasagna

Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Bulbs
Princess Irene Tulips

Wish you could enjoy a spring bloom of tulips but find yourself with limited gardening space and time? Sounds like you’re the type who would enjoy planting your bulbs in containers. Just a few minutes spent now will translate into a gorgeous display of colour in spring.

It doesn’t take a surgeon to plant bulbs in a pot, but some strategic thinking will pay off.

For instance, did you know you can layer them like noodles in lasagna? This will create a long lasting succession of blooms.

Don’t be afraid to pack it full. Make sure the bulbs don’t touch, and remember that the deeper the bulb, the later in the season it will bloom.

Bulbs that flower later in the season, like tulips, should be planted first, on the lowest layer.

Mid spring bloomers like daffodils could be planted next and the earliest bloomers like crocus, grape hyacinth or snowdrop should be planted on top.

If you want to layer but still keep it simple, stick with one flower.

Grab yourself some Princess Irene tulip bulbs in support of Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Tulips for Tomorrow campaign.

They are a great orange colour with gold and purple subtle flares, are early bloomers and are fragrant too! Perfect for a pot by the front door.

If you have a half barrel, you will need about 75-100 bulbs. For a 12- 16 inch pot, 3 packages of 10 should work. Make sure your pot has good drainage, use a well drained potting soil, and then begin to plant in layers. With this recipe, we will still do three layers, but plant the first layer at 4-5 inches (a little deeper than recommended, but it will be okay), the second at 3 inches and the top layer at 2 inches. The top layer will come into bloom first, with the other layers about a week or so apart. All you have to do is snip off the flowers as they fade, while the ones below come up with more blooms.

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Push the container off to a sheltered spot over winter and water it occasionally. In early spring, put it on display at the front door and enjoy! Your neighbour will wonder how you have tulips blooming for so long!

Support the Tulips for Tomorrow Campaign. Visit Arts Nursery and purchase a pack of Princess Irene Tulips. All proceeds go to support the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation. Available each Fall through November.

More information available at www.tulipsfortomorrow.com


Sunday, September 9, 2012
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in
Tulips for Tomorrow

Royalty is coming to Surrey!

Princess Irene tulip bulbs are here. Invite Princess Irene to your home to help provide critical care for our children.

This beautiful variety of orange tulip is now available, but only while quantities last. These tulips showcase the colors of our logo and represent innovative health care for Surrey. Every planting of Princess Irene tulips shows your community support for our hospital.

Get your bulbs today. Visit Art's Nursery and purchase a $10 pack of tulips.

Every dollar raised supports our regional hospital.

Why not make a donation towards the new Critical Care Tower – with an expanded Neonative Intensive Care Unit. Taking care of fragile newborn babies will be a big priority in our new tower.


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