Upon arrival of your bulb garden expect to see 1-3" sprouted growing tips. In order to maintain the garden's shape during shipping we hold it together with elastic bands and a layer of decorative moss. Depending on the types and varieties of bulbs in your bulb garden they may bloom at the same time, or in succession. All potted bulb gardens are shipped with an easy to follow care instruction card.
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR BULB GARDENS
Just imagine…in a few weeks you will be enjoying the fragrance and colors of spring flowers! After the bulb shoots turn green your garden will begin to grow and bring you weeks of pleasure.
Caring for your bulbs is easy. Start by setting the pot in a sink or bowl of water for about 30 minutes to let the soil absorb the necessary amount. Place the bulb garden in a cool location (between 40º and 60º F is ideal) that receives bright light.
A sunny location is necessary for optimal blooms and growth from this bulb garden. Place the bulb garden in a sunny window that receives at least 5 hours of sun per day.
Keep soil moist but not saturated. Remove flowers as they fade.
Bulbs can be replanted outdoors in a sunny location after blooming (Zones 3-8) once all danger of frost has passed. Forcing bulbs indoors depletes a great deal of their energy. It may take a few years for the bulbs to rejuvenate before they bloom again.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ OPENING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING
Enclosed is a pot of pre-rooted Dutch Bulbs. The shoots may be above the soil line and can be brittle, so please take care when removing pot from box. Carefully locate the rim of the pot and lift it out gently. Remove the moss and water thoroughly upon arrival. If your potted bulbs arrive frozen let them thaw overnight before watering.
If you are unable to care for your pot of bulbs immediately: water it well, keep in a cool (not below freezing) dark place for a short period of time.
Note: If your garden came with a decorative container be aware that it may not be waterproof. Please be sure to place it on a water resistant surface.