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Name That Bulb

Martha Stewart Living, September 2008

Once flowers fade and bulbs and tubers are dug up for winter storage, they pretty much all look alike.

To ensure that you'll replant them in the right location next spring, write the variety or color of the plant directly on each bulb with a permanent marker.

Then store the bulbs in peat moss or newspaper in a cool, dark place.

Comments (3)

  • 20 Aug, 2010

    Permanent markers are toxic. How about just tucking in a note and seperate the bulbs with newspaper?

  • 19 Aug, 2010

    Excellent idea, woobygir!

  • 17 Aug, 2010

    Add a photo of Dahlia "Marika" to the bag of stored bulbs so you will remember what it looks like.