'Tis the Time to Start Thinking About Tulips

Sep 25, 2015

It may not feel like it yet, but it is officially fall. This hour on Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe talks with Aaron Steil, assistant director of Reiman Gardnes in Ames, and Iowa State University Extension horticulture expert Richard Jauron about spring blooming bulbs. It’s best to get them in the ground before the first frost, sometime in early fall. 

Jauron says that when you’re talking about tulips and daffodils, it works best to plant between 15 and 20 bulbs in a clump.

“You want them to be visual, where you don’t see the individual flowers but the cluster,” he says.

During this Talk of Iowa, Steil also talks about a massive tulip display planned for next spring at Reiman Gardens, and he and Jauron answer listener calls.