Most often, gardeners and homeowners plant bulbs straight into the ground. Maybe we want to tiptoe through the tulips. Perhaps we want a row of tall iris right in front of the porch. These are great ideas, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with planting your bulbs in containers. Wouldn’t a large pot of tulips be just the thing right next to the front door, or on your patio? You can grow just about any bulb in a container. If you’re interested in making this work for you, here’s how to do it successfully.
1. The Right Container
Start by choosing the right container with plenty of room. Get one with drainage holes in the bottom, or drill a few of your own.