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By Kaley Hensel
Missoula County Horticulture Extension Agent 

Buried treasure: Fall planted bulbs are spring garden gems


September 12, 2019

Kaley Hensel

In this cluster, mid spring bloomers 'Fashion Double' daffodil (back) and 'Smiling Twin Butterfly' daffodil (middle) welcome in late blooming 'Brownie Double' tulip (front).

As the season tapers into fall this month, we wrap up another beautiful Montana summer. While our gardens may be getting ready for their winter's rest, a little planning ahead this time of year can charm you with plentiful blooms next spring. With a small investment and a little work, fall planted bulbs offer beginner and Master Gardeners alike an abundance of early color and fragrance to welcome spring. Since bulbs are large and easy to handle, they are great for kids to plant, making this a fun fall activity the entire family can enjoy. The best part- many naturalize and get better each s...

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