plant tulips after rcvg as a gift

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Old 04-04-05, 05:43 PM
mkkimble
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Question plant tulips after rcvg as a gift

I received a container of tulips which have bloomed and are finished for this year I think. How do I get them planted or whatever for next year? Is it even possible?
 
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Old 04-04-05, 07:30 PM
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Some things are possible...

Yes, I re-plant easter plants (tulips, etc.) every year. My gardens right now are bursting to life. Once the tulips have finished blooming, put the whole container in a room with moderate light and just water them lightly like you would any other plant until the greenery dies away. Just don't overwater them - the soil should be lightly moist. This generally takes a month or so. Once the greenery begins to die, stop watering them. Don't pull away the old leaves/stem until they are thoroughly dead and you get no resistence if you pull lightly on them. Around September/October - before the first frost, take them outside and plant them about 3-4" deep. Next spring they'll surely bloom again.

This technique is great with tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and lillies.

Good luck!

Nibs
 
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