|A piece of clam shell at the bottom of my flower pots helps to facilitate drainage.|
|A bit of lime is added to the growing mix.|
Since I'm still in the process of planning our landscaping beds, I thought it would be best to start some tulips in pots that I can position strategically all around our property next spring. Planting tulips in pots also offers the advantage of being able to provide them with better growing conditions than what they might otherwise get in the ground. Tulips grow best in well-drained fertile soil that's either neutral or alkaline - something that's truly lacking in these parts. This garden mix of loam, compost and horse manure that I got from a local landscaping supply company, however, should offer the tulips just what they need. To it, I added just a bit of lime to ensure that the pH is within an acceptable level as well.
|I planted my tulip bulbs rather densely in pots.|