We Planted 80,000 BULBS in our LAWN. See Them Bloom Over 3 MONTHS — Ep. 173

Over the course of two autumns, we managed to plant 80,000 perennial bulbs in our lawn in what is known in the Netherlands as a “stinzenplanten.” This allows us to have a more productive lawn for pollinators and other wildlife, pay homage to Sander’s Dutch roots, and also provide a tapestry of beauty over the course of 3 months—often during a time when not much else is blooming.

Special thanks to @flowerbulbs8319 for partnering with us on this video and for helping make our bulb lawn become a reality.

If you’d like to see the “native low-mow lawn mix planting”, you can see that here: https://youtu.be/poktAYLl7UY

Some of the bulbs and flowers we planted include:
Allium moly ‘Jeannine’
Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’
Anemonoides quinquefolia
Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’
Anemone blanda ‘White Splendour’
Calylophus ‘Prairie Lode’
Chionodoxa forbesii
Chionodoxa luciliae
Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon (stolonifera) ‘Eco Lacquered Spider’
Coreopsis pubescens ‘Nana’
Corydalis ‘Beth Evans’
Crocus chrysanthus ‘Ard Schenk’
Crocus ‘Pickwick
Crocus ‘Remembrance’
Crocus tomassinianus ‘Whitewell Purple’
Cyclamen hederifolium
Eranthis cilicica
Fritillaria meleagris
Galanthus woronwiii
Ipheion sp.
Ipheion uniflorum ‘White Star’
Meehania cordata
Mertensia virginiana
Monarda punctata
Muscari armeniacum
Muscari botryoides ‘Album’
Ruellia humilis
Trillium sp.
Tulipa bakeri ‘Lilac Wonder’
Tulipa ‘kolpakowskiana’
Tulipa clusiana var. chrysantha ‘Tubergen’s Gem’
Tulipa clusiana ‘Lady Jane’
Tulipa clusiana ‘Peppermint Stick’
Tulipa cretica ‘Hilde’
Tulipa humilis violacea
Tulipa polychroma
Tulipa saxatilis
Tulipa sylvestris
Tulipa tarda
Tulipa urumiensis
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22 Replies to “We Planted 80,000 BULBS in our LAWN. See Them Bloom Over 3 MONTHS — Ep. 173”

  1. great job……your hard work and planning is paying off….very nice !

  2. I loved seeing the naturalized bulb update! I'm curious to know what you're planning to do with the pathways (over time)? Will they always remain grass? Or do you plan to use bark/mulch to define them? It's so fun to see all the progress you're making in this beautiful setting.

  3. Very impressive. The effect is spoiled a bit (for me, anyway) by the obvious fact that the nice house, the large property, the 80,000 bulbs, and the immense amount of leisure time this required, are possible only for people with significant discretionary spending ability. No offense is intended, but I get a rather off-hand aristocratic "I wonder what the poor people are doing today" vibe. But your project is quite attractive.

  4. Summer, Is there a reason to mow the areas that are not paths? Why not just leave it alone an let it do its thing?

    No risk for deer ticks, since you have the deer fence an you introduced more birds to your land..

  5. Summer, I LOVE THIS IDEA BETTER! This is a good idea for people whom still want to have a grass lawn.. ????????????????????????????????

  6. Yaaaay! I’ve been waiting all year to see this. (The year has flown by!)
    I love that you give us something so beautiful to look forward to in the spring. 🙂

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! All that hard work paid off…and the pollinators are surely enjoying it. It will just get better every year.????????????????

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your progress. I love the videos. The land is a better place for the love and thoughtfulness you are all putting into this.

  9. I have recently had success in burying my kitchen waste. Instant work compost.

  10. My friends old place had a bed of muscari maybe 30feet around was bueatiful but new owners put cattle there an no more

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