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Place the bulbous plants


Plant the bulbous plants:




Summer bulbous plants settle when the winter climate gives way to spring, and there is no risk of frost. On the other hand, spring-flowering bulbs are preferably planted in autumn or late winter. Before placing the bulbs it is good to work the soil thoroughly, to make it soft and rich: in the flowerbed of bulbous plants we add a small amount of humus or other organic fertilizer, then we dig the soil thoroughly; if necessary we also add some soft soil, since bulbous plants develop with difficulty in excessively hard and compact substrates. Some bulbous plants, such as anemones, tend to dry slightly if kept above ground, before planting them it is important to soak them in clean, lukewarm water for at least 4-6 hours, so that they rehydrate completely. Most summer bulbous plants are planted in small groups, to obtain a better effect at the time of flowering. As a general rule bulbs, tubers and rhizomes are buried at a depth equal to their diameter; then we prepare a small deep pit when the larger size of the bulbous plants chosen by us, we place the chosen bulbous plant on the bottom, taking care to place it in the ground with the apical part upwards and the part that will produce roots downwards. If the bulbs or tubers are very small, it is advisable to place some neighbors, but if they are of good size we try to place them at a distance from each other equal to their diameter. Once positioned the bulbs we cover with a thickness of earth equal to the diameter of the same bulb. If we want to plant the bulbs in the turf or in any case so as to obtain a natural effect, before planting them we scatter them at random on the ground, as if we sowed them on the sidelines; then we bury each bulb in the place where it fell; this type of positioning is often used for crocuses or muscari.