It's time to start shopping for spring bulbs. I'm old and lazy now, so I like large bulbs that don't require me to dig a lot of holes. I did try planting crocus in my lawn for a couple of years. It was a cherry spring sight, but they slowly began to disappear.
That was probably just as well. The foliage lasted a long time and the lawn was getting higher than the plants. But for the bulbs to really thrive and naturalize, they have to go through their normal cycle and store as much food as possible. If you want the best of both worlds, here are some tips for having your bulbs and your lawn, too. And if you've try this yourself, I'd love to hear how it worked out for you.
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