Bulb planting

Tips for planting bulbs

Choose a planting area with good drainage so the bulbs won’t rot. Plant larger bulbs (daffodils, tulips and hyacinths) 20 centimetres (eight inches) deep; smaller bulbs such as crocus should …

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Botanical Nerd Word: Corona

Corona: Petal-like or crown-like structures between the petals and stamens in some flowers.* The ‘trumpet’ part of daffodils (Narcissus spp.), for example.   *Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification …

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Paperwhites showing keeled flower stalk

Botanical Nerd Word: Carina

Carina: A keel or ridge.* These paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus) have keeled flower stalks with a prominent ridge running the length of each side. Paperwhites are commonly forced to bloom indoors in the …

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