Return to the Mid-Atlantic Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Planting spring bulbs (Chionodoxa forbesii Blue Giant) in lawn

Posted by lvmygrdn2 6B/7 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 3, 11 at 9:12

I am thinking of planting some low growing bulbs in the lawn this fall. Have you tried this? What worked for you? Thanks for your input.

Here is a link that might be useful: Chionodoxa

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Planting spring bulbs (Chionodoxa forbesii Blue Giant) in law

About 10 years ago I bought 100 scilla sibirica, 50 tommy crocuses, and 50 chionodoxia, tossed them out into my part-shade yard, and planted them wherever they landed. It was easy; I just stuck a trowel in vertically, pulled it back, stuffed a bulb in the hole and pushed the hole shut with the heel of my hand.

The crocuses got eaten by squirrels pretty fast, but the rest have prospered, and my husband loves that I wont let him mow until they have faded, usually in mid-April. The sapphire-colored scilla are especially nice, set off by half as many white chionodoxia. Pushkinia might work too, but they bloom later in my beds than I would want to leave the lawn unmowed for.

RE: Planting spring bulbs (Chionodoxa forbesii Blue Giant) in law

Thank you for your reply. I was wondering about the mowing but I love the look. I went crazy ordering bulbs this year. I told myself I was not going to order more bulbs but I can't resist. :-) I think I will give it a try. They aren't expensive and the squirrels leave them alone.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Mid-Atlantic Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here