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Come and visit North Haven Gardens, your destination for all your gardening needs in Dallas. As you step inside, you'll find a comprehensive selection of quality gardening equipment and a diverse plant nursery with a stunning array of indoor plants, outdoor plants, and a variety of fresh vegetables. Our expert garden coaches are dedicated to helping you turn your gardening dreams into reality. Plus, we now have delivery services available in Dallas (within our service area, call for details). Now you can ensure that your gardening essentials are conveniently brought to your doorstep. You can even sign up for a grow card membership to earn points and save on your purchases.

Here at North Haven Gardens, we take pride in offering a curated selection that caters to all levels of expertise. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, our friendly and professional staff is here to help. Visit our nursery in Dallas an experience the difference.

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Planting Tulips: The Complete Care Guide

tulips in bloom

If you live in North Texas and dream about growing tulips as part of your spring garden, now is the time to get planning! Fall is the time you’ll find tulip bulbs for sale in the garden center and planting time starts after Thanksgiving.

How & When to Plant Tulips in Texas

We’re all used to seeing photos and plantings of large swaths of tulips bulbs, but what if you don’t have all that space available in your garden? The great thing about bulbs is how versatile they are when it comes to space. You can plant small groupings or mass plantings to custom fit the size of your landscape. Even if you’re confined to gardening on your porch, patio, or balcony, containers are the perfect home for tulips and other spring-blooming bulbs.

When planning your landscape, we always recommend maximizing your garden real estate by layering bulbs, annuals, and perennials. The same approach can be taken when crafting container gardens. When planting bulbs in the garden, the general recommendation is that larger bulbs are planted deeply and smaller bulbs are planted shallowly. You can layer smaller bulbs on top of larger bulbs in the landscape to create unique combinations and extend the bloom season. Think of your container garden as just a small slice of your landscape. Large and small bulbs can be layered together in your container for a big show of blooms.

1. Remember that you must buy bulbs that are properly pre-chilledNHG bulb cooler

Tulips require a vernalization. That means about 8-10 weeks of soil temperatures between about 45F and 50F and then a return of warm temperatures to produce a flower bud. Did you know we’re the only garden center in Dallas that has its own bulb cooler? We properly pre-chill all of our tulip bulbs for you so that you get the best blooms possible.

2. You must plant tulip bulbs on time

The best time to plant tulips bulbs into the garden in DFW is after Thanksgiving, once soil temperatures are consistently below 50F and by the end of December. If you plant them too late, bulbs may emerge too early in spring and may not bloom properly; a condition called “blasting”. Early emergence can also result in frost damage to blooms. Remember that when you’re planting bulbs in containers, the soil in the pots will warm up more quickly in late winter and early spring, meaning your bulbs will emerge earlier than bulbs in the ground. Be sure to cover containers if we are going to have a hard freeze.

3. Plant tulip bulbs deep

In the garden plant them 6″-8″ deep from the tip of the bulb to soil surface. In containers, you can plant them even deeper. Fill the bottom of the container with about 6” of soil, then place the tulip bulbs on top of the soil. Back fill with several inches of additional potting soil then layer in more bulbs such as daffodils, hyacinth, crocus or any other favorite bulb. By planting the bulbs deeper in containers you can keep them from emerging too early the following season.

Does planting bulbs mean you’ll be left with bare soil after they are in the ground or containers? Not at all! Remember how we recommend maximizing your garden real estate through layering? Well, don’t forget the seasonal color companions for your bulbs. Once you’ve planted your bulbs at the proper depth, you’ll have room to over-plant them with seasonal annuals like pansies, violas, Iceland poppies, curled parsley, and salad greens. Top off your container gardens in the same manner.

Spring Gardening Experts at NHG

Need help creating unique and beautiful bulbs combinations for your spring garden? Don’t stress, just come see us and the experts at North Haven Gardens will help you choose the best varieties. Don’t wait too long though, popular varieties sell quickly in the fall!









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