I received potted, blooming tulips on Valentine’s Day. The blooms have withered, but I am wondering if there is any way to salvage the bulbs for outside planting once the time is right. I live just outside of Indianapolis, IN. If the bulbs can be preserved, how do I go about this, and when should/can I put them in the ground? Is it prudent to keep watering the foliage (can I plant them in full leaf, or do I need to only plant the bulbs?)?
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These articles should help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-a-flower-bulb-in-your-garden-after-winter-forcing.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-care-and-tulip-planting-tips.htm