Now is the time to plant bulbs for spring

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It may be hard to think about your spring garden when its just starting to feel like fall, but if you love seeing tulips, daffodils, and irises pop up after a long winter, now is the time to plant their bulbs!

You will find a large selection of flowering and edible bulbs on carts near our indoor checkout at Painters this fall. The best part is they come packaged with detailed planting instructions specific to each variety, including planting depth, soil needs, etc. More often than not WNC's clay soil will require amendment before planting.

Here are a few we are excited about: 

  • Many of you have loved photos of our ornamental onions that we've shared this summer, and we have a great selection of Allium bulbs with beautiful flowers.

  • The Harlequin Flower mix is always a popular option.

  • Camas Lilies hold a special place in Dana's heart - she did her graduate research in ornithology in the Camas Prairies of Idaho and remembers traipsing through fields of them while out doing field work.

Did you know that a number of our bulbs are deer resistant? That means that the flowers/foliage will be deer resistant when they emerge. Unfortunately, bulbs are not vole, mole, or squirrel resistant and are often a favorite snack for these pesky creatures. More often than not, if a bulb does not come up in the spring it made a fine meal for a critter. Here are a few ways to protect your bulbs.