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)

Martha Stewart Member
August 20, 2010
Permanent markers are toxic. How about just tucking in a note and seperate the bulbs with newspaper?
Martha Stewart Member
August 19, 2010
Excellent idea, woobygir!
Martha Stewart Member
August 17, 2010
Add a photo of Dahlia "Marika" to the bag of stored bulbs so you will remember what it looks like.