New To Planting Bulbs - Many Questions for The Experts!
I have always been a vegetable gardener, not a flower gardener. I recently sheet mulched a large area of my front yard so I could plant ornamentals and vegetables together. I have planted mostly perennials that attract beneficial insects and a few bulbs.
I used 11 yards of premium 5 way compost as soil for my planting beds and everything did very well in it this year.
Here are a few questions:
What are your favorite online catalogs for bulbs with affordable prices and shipping?
Are there are bulbs that will thrive with hardly any sun? We have a tall birch and I have a small raised bed behind it that is shaded most of the day. I would like to plant some bulbs that would be good for cut flowers.
I also sheet mulched I big circle around the birch and would like to plant some bulbs in that area. This gets a bit more sun than the area behind the tree but it is early morning or late afternoon sun. What would thrive there?
Are there any tulip, hyacinth, daffodil or narcissi that do well in shady areas?
I live in Portland, OR and the weather is rarely extremely cold in the winter. Should I dig up my cannas and replant next spring?