The Q&A Archives: Planting Bulbs In January For Spring

Question: I would like to plant more bulbs and in my area bulbs are all sold out. I'm wondering since my ground is not frozen, could I buy some bulbs and plant them now?

Answer: You are in zone 7, with an average minimum temperature range of 0 to 10 degrees F. This means that you should plant spring-blooming bulbs by early November in your area. (That's why they're all sold out.) Next spring, you could plant summer blooming bulbs, such as gladiolus and dahlias. If you're interested in bulbs, a good reference is Flowering Bulbs for Dummies by Judy Glattstein and the NGA.

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