How to create your own tulip garden? Buy and plant in autumn

Tulips add a cheerful atmosphere to your garden through their colour palette. Plant your tulip bulbs in autumn and enjoy the colorful effect in spring. But when and how do you plant the bulbs exactly and when will it bloom? We are happy to help you make your garden colorful.

Below we have collected some frequently asked questions about planting tulip bulbs. Would you like to buy tulip bulbs online? Then take a look at our partner

When should you plant tulip bulbs?

Tulip bulbs are planted in autumn. From September until the first night frost.

How do you plant tulip bulbs?

For optimal results, it is important to put the tulip bulbs correctly into the soil. First remove the weeds. Then start ploughing the soil and add potting soil or compost, for optimum results add wood chips.
Plant the bulb 3 to 4 times its diameter deep into the soil, about 5 to 10 centimetres deep. A maximum of 40 bulbs per square metre.

How do you choose the colours for your spring garden?

When buying the tulip bulbs, it is wise to take into account the colour of the flower and the flowering period, depending on your wishes.
Or let yourself be surprised by planting the flower bulbs mixed.
Would you like to give nature a hand? Then plant bulbs such as alliums, muscari and crocuses. The flowers attract bees and butterflies, insects that pollinate and are therefore essential for plant reproduction.

What do you do after the tulip bulbs have finished flowering?

After the tulip has blossomed you can certainly enjoy it for another year or more. If you want to recycle in a completely ecologically responsible way, leave the bulb with foliage in the ground after it has finished flowering. Only when the foliage dies, when it is yellow in colour, you can cut it off.
Tulip bulbs should then be removed from the soil, keep them dry and then the bulbs can be put back into the soil from October onwards.

Where can i buy tulip bulbs?

Tulip bulbs can be ordered from the flower bulb shops in Keukenhof Gardens in the spring. These bulbs will then be sent by post all over the world in September. Of course, the tulip bulbs are also for sale at garden centres and online via

Video about planting tulip bulbs

See also the video below for more information about planting tulip bulbs.

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