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A Bulb-Planting Day With Your Neighbours

Making your neighbourhood greener makes it more attractive. It also makes your neighbourhood a nicer place for getting out and taking a walk. And what could be better for this than flower bulbs? After all, they add the very first colour of the season to your street. But why do this all by yourself? Wouldn't it be a lot more fun to get together with your neighbours for a bulb-planting day? It would also be a nice opportunity to see one another or greet new neighbours. And your work will also be rewarded when the bulbs begin to bloom.

Organizing the big day

A bulb-planting top tips gives the whole neighborhood a chance to join in the fun. Everyone - young and old - can participate. And what better way to break the ice than getting some mud on your boots? But how do you organize something like this? Select a date and distribute a letter about your bulb-planting day among all your neighbors. Once you know who will be taking part, a group of you can select and purchase the bulbs from a garden center or other retail channel. What about tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses or grape hyacinths? On bulb-planting day, everyone will bring their own garden gloves, trowels, sprinkling can, dustpan and brush, etc. Then all you have to do is start planting!

Planting bulbs

The best time to plant flower bulbs is September through October. From September to mid-December is when garden centers, DIY chains and other retail channels provide a wide selection of spring flower bulbs. Planting is easy: dig a hole about twice as deep as the bulb is tall, put the bulb or bulbs into the hole, and fill the hole back up with soil. After planting, give the bulbs some water to get their development off to a good start. A few months later when the bulbs begin to bloom, the whole neighborhood can enjoy the first flowers and look back on their bulb-planting day as being very worthwhile.

For a nice surprise

To add to the cheerful look of springtime in your neighborhood, start now by filling a basket or bucket with various kinds of flower bulbs that will bloom in different colors. Then select random spots in your neighborhood where these bulbs can be scattered about and planted where they fall. Another option: fill the contours of a shape such as a heart with planted bulbs. What could make a more delightful surprise next spring?

Dutch Grown is the promotional agency for the flower bulb sector. This promotion was issued on the instructions of more than 85 companies in the flower bulb sector that represent more than 90% of the sales in these products. Dutch Grown promotes the use of flower bulbs, bulb flowers and ready-potted bulbs by means of worldwide PR activities and advertising campaigns. More information is available at dutchgrown.com.

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