Bulbs forum: Companions for Fall planted bulbs?

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 19, 2013 3:46 AM CST
Do you seed or plant other things with the bulbs?
This Fall, I am sowing "Tulip Toppers" , a wild flower mix, over the bulb plantings.
From this mix, I am hoping to find a few varieties which do well as Fall seeders.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 22, 2013 12:02 PM CST
That sounds like a fabulous combination and it will look so pretty. I just don't have the room to do such a thing.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 22, 2013 8:41 PM CST
Your pics show your beautiful bulb plantings.
I do admire what you do with bulbs!
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 22, 2013 8:54 PM CST
Thanks. I plant my bulbs in and around my daylily gardens.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 22, 2013 8:55 PM CST
And they are all beautiful!
I love your pictures!
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 22, 2013 9:04 PM CST
*Blush* Thank you. Smiling
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 27, 2013 2:55 AM CST
I also plant tulips with DL's My second choices for later growth plants is Lilies and Oriental Poppies.Give phlox a try too.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 27, 2013 8:24 AM CST
An annual phlox?
Or one of the perennial ones?
I am going to WS phlox divaricata, but it is more for shade or woodland exposures.
Tulips go in the sun here.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 27, 2013 8:28 AM CST
I meant the Tall garden phlox paniculata
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 27, 2013 8:35 AM CST
Oh, I just got some of those at end of season sale.
That is a good idea for them to be planted with Fall planted bulbs.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 27, 2013 9:54 AM CST
I plant bulbs in front of the plants.
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Oct 19, 2013 11:19 AM CST
In front or in back... ? I was debating that just last week. Ended up planting some early bloomers *behind* later varieties, thinking the later blooms would help hide the aging foliage of the earlier ones... now hoping the earlier bloomers will be tall enough to show off well!
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