When To Plant Tulip Bulbs

and how

Last spring we enjoyed these beautiful long stemmed tulips on my parents property in SW Wa.   

Though these tulips bloomed in springtime, we had to plant them in the fall to get them to bloom.   

The time of planting depends on your specific zone and soil temperatures.  

Visit the full post for details on when to plant, and what to do if you live in a warm zone.  

To encourage the long stems, I planted the tulip bulbs close together, like eggs in a basket. 

You can also space the tulip bulbs apart  for more traditional planting techniques.