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Anonymous added on October 12, 2014 | Answered

Our daughter is getting married in our yard in late May. We would like to plant bulbs for the event. We are concerned if we plant the bulbs late Oct. or early Nov. the flowers will more than likely bloom in April or early May. My question is, can we refrigerate the bulbs now, then plant them 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding (early to mid April)? Is there a chance of that working or do you have any advice on what we should do? Thank you.

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Answered on October 13, 2014

Yes, this can in theory work, but with Mother Nature there is no guarantees. Inclement weather or pests can destroy bulbs. I always advise people who are growing things for a specific event to make sure that you have a backup plan in the event it does not work.

You may find the section on hardy bulbs in this article helpful:

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