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Botanist's Lens: Planting Bulbs in the Fall for the Spring

Sleeping beauties, ephemeral warmth for a cold winter garden.

Plan in the fall, and reap in the spring. Spring bulb treasures begin with proper fall planning and planting. Bulb planting can begin as early as late summer and early fall. But September is the time to plan and buy your bulbs. Now you can buy wild Tulips, Crocus, Trout Lilies and many bulbs at our Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 26th, 9am - 2pm! Learn more here.

Daffodils in the Woodland Gardens

One of the most common spring flowers are Daffodils. "Daffodils (Narcissus sps.) are among the easiest plants to grow, which makes them a great choice for beginning gardeners and for introducing children to gardening" Source:

Bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes... there are many underground treasures that make every spring spectacular. But what does each type look like? Here is a close look at botanical insight of each type and planting guides:

From top left going clockwise: Wild Tulip 'Tarda', Spring Crocus, Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum), Pink Scilla, Scilla bifolia, Blood Root, Sanguinaria canadensis, and Bleeding hearts, Dicentra spectabilis

Spring at London Town's Gardens brings many bulbs: Daffodils, Crocus, Tulips, Scilla, Trout Lilies, etc. Overall, Daffodils and Tulips are one of the most common and well recognized bulbs.