The key to a beautiful bulb flower bed is lots and
lots of bulbs. Following is a general idea of the number of bulbs you should buy per square feet
of flower bed size.
Planting one straight row of evenly spaced bulbs often looks sparse. Planting in quantity in
non-linear patterns will always give a richer appearance. This is why mass planting has always
been the traditional way to use bulbs. Mass plantings can include dozens or even hundreds of
bulbs - especially if you do a naturalizing project. If you don't have room for mass planting, or
need to start small, a reliable way is to plant in clumps of 6 or more bulbs. This is a very attractive method for hyacinths
. In the clump, space your bulbs about 4 or more inches apart. If you are ready
to try true mass planting.