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Carolina Gardening: Bulb Layering in a Big Pot - a First for Me!

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New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 14, 2012
12:53 PM

Post #9333174

This week my garden club (Fairfield Harbour Garden Club) organized an event - Carl Van Staalduienen of Terra Ceia Farms in Pantego demonstrated layering bulbs in a pot, and afterward he delivered our pre-ordered bulbs to us - we had arrived armed with our own pots, soil, rocks, etc. and we planted the pots in the parking lot - me on the tailgate of my truck.

Bottom Layer - 3 greigii tulips, 1 summer snowflake leucojum, 5 February gold daffodils
Middle Layer - 3 byzantannus gladiolus, 1 Dutch iris, 3 big white hyacinths
Top Layer - 10 muscari (grape hyacinth) and 3 dwarf iris

When I got home, I planted a layer of pansies on the top surface. I would take a photo but it just looks like a big flat pot with pansies on the top (not very imaginative on my part - he said you could put "winter annuals or edibles" on top).

So wish me luck - this was fun, and I hope it will be even more so if they bloom!

Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

November 14, 2012
1:30 PM

Post #9333194

Sounds like it is going to be awesome. What size pot did you use?
New Bern, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 14, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9333197

It's at least 18 inches square, and 16 inches high. I bought a straight edge pot at Lowes (It's just a big square boxy thing), thinking that would give it more room.

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