planting bulbs for mom's birthday, need advice
Hoping I can get some advice for how to go about building a cut flower garden for my mom as a birthday present. I've got blue and purple irises plus some irises from my Granny's garden (don't know what color they are), tulips, daffodils, gladiolas, and rain lilies. I'll be getting more bulbs when they go on sale in a few weeks.
I plan to build a 16x3 bed and fill it with really good dirt then mulch the bed in. Some of the plants I mentioned have already bloomed- the flowers look lovely but they can't stand up on their own. Can anyone recommend a good (preferably organic) fertilizer or amendment that would help the stems stay strong? Also, some bulbs say to plant deeper than others, so can other bulbs be planted on top of those? I'd love to fill the bed with all sorts of flowers for her but there will be some trial and error since I don't have much experience with bulbs. Vegetable and seed flower gardens are what I have the most experience with.
Thanks for any help,