Want to enjoy spring for as long you can? Use flower bulbs for lasagne planting.
Lasagne planting: this is the technique used for having beautiful flowers in fantastic colours in your garden, pots or containers all spring long. With this technique, you plant various layers of flower bulbs one over another.
You plant the bulbs that flower latest in the spring (these could be tulips, daffodils and hyacinths) in the bottom layer. Then you plant the bulbs that flower earlier, such as grape hyacinths and crocuses, in layers above the later-flowering bulbs with the ones that flower earliest in the top layer. This way, the bulbous plants emerge and flower successively. The result will be one colourful surprise after another as each kind produces a new gorgeous floral display.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be an expert to know which bulbs flower at what time. The labels found on pre-packaged Dutch bulbs provide instructions and information. Bulbs sold separately are often accompanied by an information slip.
From the time the first flower emerges until the last one blooms, your garden or pot will be filled with beautiful flowers in fantastic colours.