This releasable Bulb Planter takes the place of the old design. I haven't ever liked the hand bulb planters because I think they're pretty messy. You screw the bottom into the ground, pull up, drop in the bulb and then you have to flip it over and force out the soil. This one is way better. You do all of the above but then just squeeze the handle and the soil falls away. Soooooo easy.