Top with Organic Matter

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I used municipal compost to cover the paper/cardboard layer. The county landfill composts all yard and garden waste (and road crew trimmings, I imagine) and makes the resulting compost available to anyone willing to haul it away. If memory serves, I had most of a pickup truckload available, and I wish I’d had twice as much.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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