Big Tulip Pot - Mid-Late? Planting Density?
I have been gardening for about three or four years now - and though I admitted defeat after Year One in the Tulip department (to the deer), I want to try again.
I have a HUGE deck, and I thought perhaps a low, wide pot with lots of tulips might be nice. Deer rarely climb stairs (it's happened in our neighbourhood, but not to us yet).
I have a couple of pots I've used in the past to grow 6ft Cannas. They are 2ft high and about 2 and a half ft across.
One currently has miniature irises - but they hardly ever bloom anymore, so I'm thinking I should move them.
Firstly, how densely can I plant tulip bulbs? I can go deeper with taller ones right? So in theory I could have "layers" in the pot. My Botanus catalogue has come, and my LOVES are:
Peter Cottontail mix: Double-Flower Peony-like mix EARLY
Innuendo (hot pink): MID
Apricot Foxx (peach/orange): MID
Parrot Mix: Bright, strong colours LATE
I thought I'd add their mini-botanical mix: EARLY-MID
for a "transition". Now I just need a variety of small, delicate blooms for the MID-LATE transition.
So... Can I do "layers" in the pot? How snugly can I plant them?
Thanks SO much!
As much as I'm loving all the novelty Narcissus and Alliums - I wish I could grow TULIPS!