When to Plant Spring Bulbs?

Plant spring bulbs in the fall, ideally September, to prevent bulbs from sitting for too long in poor conditions. Bulbs that are planted later than September do not usually appear as healthy when they bloom, according to the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.

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