Tulip Tips from Chicago Gardeners
How to maximize impact
The couple’s top tip for growing bulbs: Don’t skimp. For impact, you need at least 10 to 15 of the same variety. And don’t line up bulbs like little soldiers. Mass them in a clump, then add more to create drifts (clusters of flowers that gradually thin out toward the edges). For a longer-lasting gala, group bulbs with matching colors and sequential bloom times.