Place bulbs shoulder to shoulder across the surface of the soil, leaving no space between them. Then top off with more potting soil so the bulbs are just slightly below the surface. Water each container thoroughly, and finish with a layer of mulch.
Nothing in your garden should look too polished. In that vein, it's best to use garden accessories that have a vintage feel, like a weathered pitchfork or an old galvanized steel watering can. Found on Country Living