How to estimate quantity for an area
We are embarking on our first bulb order for Fall 09 planting. I am wondering how to determine the number of bulbs you will need for an area, as well as the bloom time.
For example, we are thinking of planting daffs under the forsythia. I would think that we would need very early bloomers to time it with the forsythia, no?
Then we are hoping to put tulips under our cherry tree. It is not enormous and gets sufficient sun under there. The cherry tree blooms about 2 weeks after the forsythia, but would that still be early or midseason bloom? I was thinking about 20 bulbs under the tree.
We have another area we were planning to plant and it is fairly thin but long. Is there a metric to estimate how many bulbs of a type that you will need?