Bulb Layering in a Big Pot - a First for Me!

New Bern, NC(Zone 8a)

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!


(Zone 9a)

Sounds like it is going to be awesome. What size pot did you use?

New Bern, NC(Zone 8a)

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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