How to Plant & Bloom

Have you recently bought or received our flower bulbs?
And do you need more help to guarantee a beautiful flower garden? It’s not difficult!
We from Plant & Bloom, are happy to share with you some of our best How To Plant & Bloom tips & tricks.
We want to provide service that brings joy to the true gardener.
So ‘GIY’: Grow It Yourself!

Summer Flowering Bulbs

Flower bulbs that are planted in spring and then bloom in abundance the next summer are known as summer-flowering bulbs. Planting can start in April but should wait until the risk of frost is past. If cold winter temperatures continue long into spring, planting should wait a while. You can plant summer bulbs until the end of May.

*Below steps are applicable for our entire summer flowering collection

  • Step 1

    • Use a trowel to dig a planting hole or trench.
    • Summer bulbs, corms or tubers are planted at a depth twice as deep as the bulb is tall. Begonias and dahlias, however, are exceptions since they should be planted just below the surface.
  • Step 2

    • Loosen the soil and make the bottom of the hole or trench somewhat level but do not tamp it down.
    • Arrange small varieties 4 inches apart; this is a good distance for them. The distance apart for dahlias is 5 inches, for begonias 10 inches, for lilies 12 inches and for dahlias even 16 inches.
    • Put the bulbs gently into the hole with their “noses” pointed upward.
  • Step 3

    • Cover the bulbs with soil.
    • Immediately after planting, summer-flowering bulbs should be watered generously to promote rapid rooting. During a dry spring period, the soil in the garden should be kept moist.
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Calla Lillies

Calla, formally known as Zantedeschia are popular exotic-looking plants with flowers in the most fantastic array of Colors.


Dahlia, a versatile flower that offers a huge choice in terms of colour, shape and size.

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Most spring-flowering Dutch flower bulbs thrive in full or partial sun and locations that offer good drainage. Flower bulbs will rot in standing water, so avoid areas prone to flooding such as the bottom of slopes or under drainage pipes.*Below steps are applicable for our entire spring-flowering collection.

  • Step 1

    Individual holes are best for single or clustered bulbs; dig trenches for bed planting. Planting depth is determined by the diameter of the bulb; larger flower bulbs (2 inches across or more) are usually planted about 6 inches deep and smaller-sized flower bulbs (1 inch across) are planted 3 to 4 inches deep.

  • Step 2

    Loosen the soil with a rake to aerate it and remove any weeds or small stones. Mix in a bit of peat moss to improve soil drainage. Place – do not push – bulbs firmly into the soil with the pointed side up. Space large bulbs 3-8 inches apart and small bulbs 1-3 inches apart (If you’re not sure which end is right side up, don’t worry. Upside-down flower bulbs usually come up anyway!).

  • Step 3

    Cover the flower bulbs with soil and then, if the soil is not yet moist, water generously. Add 2 to 3 inches of mulch (or pine bark) on top of the garden bed. This will provide protection from the cold and keep the soil from drying out.

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Tulips are very easy to grow which is what makes them such a joy. Once planted, they’re virtually self-sufficient. Simply look forward to the vibrant color show the following spring.

Daffodils – Narcissus

Daffodils are versatile and bright. Incredibly versatile and delightfully bright and cheerful, they will offer a bright splash of color wherever they are planted.

Hardiness Zones

Below you can find our hardiness zone. Ranging from 1 to 13, a hardiness zone is the range of possible temperatures and conditions in a specific geographical area. Every plant has a zone where it can be happy outdoors all year long. The majority of the Plant and Bloom catalogue will thrive in zones 8-11. Don’t fret if you live in zones that can get colder or hotter than this range, you can move your plant indoors during the most extreme parts of the season and get some extra green in your home. 

Our Tulip and Daffodil bulbs are suitable for planting in USDA hardiness zones 3 – 8.
Our Calla Lily and Dahlia bulbs are suitable for planting in zones 7 – 10.

Plant instructions for gardens

Plant instructions for pots & containers