Source: mzayat.com, amazon.co.uk & bsoluteyogasamui, montage: laidbackgardener.blog
Each expert has a different answer when it comes to recommending when to plant fall bulbs. I thought it would be fun to put some of them together in one text. They include:
- When the soil temperature is below 50˚ F (10˚ C).
- When night air temperatures consistently remain below 55˚ C (13˚ C).
- When fall leaves start to change color.
- When the crickets stop singing.
- When squirrels bury more acorns than they eat.
- When birds begin to leave for the South.
- When you have to start heating your home.
- When the air smells of burning leaves.
- When the grapes begin to ripen on the vine.
- When hostas are starting to turn yellow.
- When the air has that “leaves after a rain” smell.
- When your dog only lies down in full sun.
- When children begin to put their coats on without you needing to remind them.
Personally, I plant any time between when the bulbs arrive in stores and the ground freezes hard. Why make life more complicated than it already is?
(Thanks to Sally Ferguson of Ferguson Caras LLC for the idea and the info.)