Heirloom Bulbs & Garden History  •  So Much More Than New
September 2009
Sep
10
2009

Bulls-Eyes and Stars:
How Many Bulbs Do I Need for This Space?

Bulls-Eyes and Stars: How Many Bulbs Do I Need for This Space – www.OldHouseGardens.com

To easily answer that question, check out our new web-page, “Bulbs per Square Feet: For Pattern-Beds or Anywhere.”

There you’ll find a few simple charts and formulas to help you figure out:

(a) the square footage of any planting area and

(b) how many bulbs you’ll need to fill that space, whether they be crocus at 3 inches apart, lilies at 18 inches apart, or anything in between.

But we didn’t stop there. Hoping to inspire you to try a bit of historic pattern-bedding, we added antique images and advice from historic catalogs in order to show you how to plant bulbs in true Victorian style.

It’s easy and fun – and not just for grand public gardens like Keukenhof or the lawns of Victorian mansions. Take a look!

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