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Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Color!

A how-to for bulb planting. Plant now for a spring "wow!"

Bulbs have arrived at !

Planting fall bulbs is simple, and one of our favorite family-friendly gardening projects. There is nothing more appealing to a pre-schooler than digging the in dirt and the simplicity of planting bulbs is perfect for small hands.

Next spring, you and your children will enjoy looking for the first signs of spring and watching the results of your hard work. Whether you're a child or a grown-up, everyone gets a thrill from seeing those first bulbs tips sprouting up from the earth.

This year, our bulb selection has been chosen to appeal to a variety of uses.

We have bags of daffodil, or tulip bulbs for bulk planting. Planting bulbs in masses can be visually stunning.

We also sell specialty bulbs that can be blended in mass plantings, or used in smaller areas. Mixing specialty bulbs into the landscape is a great way to express personality in the garden. You can easily style bold bursts of color or frilly, delicate pastels. One of our favorite aspects of bulbs is their ability to add texture to a garden.

One of our favorites this year is the Black Parrot Tulip. This bulb brings the drama! Heavily frilled and scalloped blooms of deepest, darkest purple-black are spectacular in borders, beds and bouquets. Their extraordinary color and feathery, fringed edging give them a unique look that stands out no matter where you put them. This award-winning variety is one of the darkest tulips currently available.

Another favorite is the Fantasy Tulip. A luscious hot pink tulip with huge petals that are ruffled, crimped and fringed. Streaks of white and lime add to the show. Flowers open wide as they mature, often measuring 8 inches across.

Looking for something unique? Try Fritillaria. These sculptural blooms have tufts of pineapple shaped greens at the top and hanging flowers. These are attention grabbers that grow 2-3' tall. If you are looking for something splashy, give these a try.

The staff at would be happy to help you choose your bulbs and plan a design for you. Feel free to stop by Monday through Saturday 9 am-6 pm, and Sundays 9am-5pm.

We can be reached at 847-658-3883, or visit our website: www.BarnNurseryLandscape.com. We are located at 8109 S Rt 31 Cary, IL 60013.

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