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Located in the heart of Preston County, Modern Homestead is a collection of restored homes that include a coffee & gift shop, guest houses and seasonal greenhouses.


Bulb Planting Guide

Stop by our shop for a full selection of beautiful spring blooms.

Though garden season is quickly winding down, we're already looking ahead to next spring with a collection of bulbs for fall planting. Sourced from farms in the Netherlands, our collection of over 80 bulbs includes traditional favorites as well as hard-to-find 'top size' varieties that are cultivated for an extra year to produce exceptional numbers of blooms. To prepare for a colorful spring garden, plant your fall bulbs before the first frost; in southern regions without a hard frost, plant by early November. We recommend choosing a mix of early and late-bloomers for abundant flowers throughout the spring. 

Choose an area with well-drained soil for planting, adding compost or peat to improve areas with high clay content. When you're ready to plant, dig an individual hole for each bulb; we created the depth guide above for eight of our autumn favorites. In general, bulbs should be planted at a depth that's 2-3 times the height of the bulb itself, with the depth measured from the bottom of the bulb. Be sure to place the bulb with the roots downward, and cover completely with soil. After planting, water the bulbs thoroughly and mark your calendar for spring blooms. 

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