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From Martha Stewart's Garden: Layered Bulbs

To enjoy blooms longer, plant bulbs in layers. Next spring, the topmost ones will flower first; the lower-lying bulbs will emerge later in the season.


1. Line a weather-resistant pot with gravel; add 2 inches of potting soil. Plant a layer of late-blooming daffodil bulbs.

2. Cover with 2 more inches of soil, then plant midsize tulip bulbs.

3. Top with more soil, then plant early-blooming crocus bulbs. Add 2 inches of soil; water thoroughly.