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Order Bulbs for Fall Planting: Plan Your Fall Garden Now

It might be summer, but it’s time to start thinking about what to plant in your fall garden. If you live in a mild winter climate, fall is the best time to plant many bulbs. Don’t miss out. Order bulbs now for planting and enjoy beautiful blooms and tasty harvests.

Order Bulbs for Fall Planting: Start Planning Your Fall Garden Now

Order garlic before it sells out

Let’s start with garlic, a staple in many kitchens. Many suppliers are sold out if you wait until planting time to order. Choose softneck varieties if you live in hot summer climates. The best time to plant garlic in the low desert of Arizona is during October. This blog post has more information on garlic growing. Look for local suppliers if possible. I order my bulbs from Forever Yong Farms

Order Bulbs for Fall Planting: Start Planning Your Fall Garden Now

Grow the world’s most expensive spice

Saffron is another bulb that you should consider planting this fall. Saffron is known for its vibrant red stigmas used in cooking and has a hefty price tag due to its labor-intensive harvesting process. Plant the sizeable saffron crocus corms covered in silky fibers in most areas in early fall (AugustSeptember). I order saffron from Renee’s Garden Seeds. Learn more about how to grow saffron in this blog post

Order Bulbs for Fall Planting: Start Planning Your Fall Garden Now
Saffron crocus

Plant ranunculus and anemone for a beautiful spring


Ranunculus and anemone are some of my favorite choices for spring blooms. In the low desert of Arizona, plant ranunculus corms from October to November for early spring blooms. I have the best luck with “Easy to Grow” ranunculus corms and anemones; they are good-sized and true to color. Get information on ranunculus growing in this blog post.

Order Bulbs for Fall Planting: Start Planning Your Fall Garden Now

You can grow tulips in hot climates!

Tulips are a classic choice for spring gardens. These bulbs come in various colors and sizes, making them versatile for any garden style. Buying pre-chilled bulbs is essential if you live in a hot summer climate. Ordering them now ensures the bulbs arrive ready to plant. The best time to plant in the low desert is at Thanksgiving. Choose from the Darwin Hybrid or Triumph tulip families for the low desert. I get my tulips from Roozengaarde.

Order Bulbs for Fall Planting: Start Planning Your Fall Garden Now

By ordering and planting these bulbs this fall, you’ll set yourself up for a colorful and successful garden come springtime. Ordering early ensures you get the best selection of bulbs and allows you to plan your garden layout. Don’t waitorder your bulbs now and get ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor next spring.

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Friday 12th of July 2024

Thank you for your fall planting bulb information. For years I have planted bulbs just to have the rabbits each the plants to the ground. I also have a neighbor that feeds and harbors the wild rabbits so it is nearly impossible to ward them off. I can't surround each plant with chicken wire! Do you have any suggestions? We have a block wall, but they come through and under our gate and feast on ANY green plant they can until they kill it. I should be able to have flowers and plants I love! I have spent Hundreds on deterrents, to no avail.

Nancy Palmer

Thursday 11th of July 2024

How do I store bulbs prior to planting in the fall?

Angela Judd

Thursday 11th of July 2024

Never a bad idea to store them in the fridge if you have room. If not a cool, dark place. I store many of mine in a hall closet.