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Questions About Container Tulips

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 7, 2011

Q. Container Tulips That Have Bloomed

I have two containers of tulip bulbs that were purchased for me for my birthday. They bloomed beautifully and now the green is dried up brown. What should I do with the bulbs now? Cut back the brown and take them out of the soiled containers and store them in my refrigerator to be planted in the fall? I live in Richmond, Va.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can take them out and store them, though I would store them in the garage so that they get heat. They need heat over the summer to produce a bloom.

You can also just go ahead and plant them now. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-bloom-every-year.htm

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Asked by
jmsund on
April 8, 2012

Q. How Do I Take care of ”Inside Tulips”?

How do I take care of inside tulips?

Answered by
Heather on
April 16, 2012
Certified Expert
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Water when the soil is dry to the touch. Put them in bright light.

If you plan on planting them out into the garden after they are done blooming, this article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-a-flower-bulb-in-your-garden-after-winter-forcing.htm

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Asked by
white05 on
April 29, 2012

Q. how to transplant red tulip from a pot that is already growing

How to transplant red tulip from a pot that is already growing?

Asked by
Anonymous on
October 1, 2012

Q. Tulips, Calla Lilies in Pots

I would like to know if I can plant calla lilies and tulips in pots for next spring? The size of the pots are 18 inches tall and 10 inches wide. Our temperature goes below -40 in Alberta, so I am scared of leaving them in ground. Can I take all my pots in the basement? It is going to be frosting weather maybe next week. I am not sure what to do.

Answered by
Nikki on
October 2, 2012
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Asked by
tee2va on
October 26, 2012

Q. How to Plant Bulbs in Pots

I’m about to plant daffs and tulips and assume I simply leave them on my back deck over winter. . . . . true?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 27, 2012
Certified Expert
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This article should help (you can pretty much treat the daffodils the same way): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/care-of-tulip-bulbs-in-containers-in-the-winter.htm

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Answered by
JayMusgrave on
October 28, 2012
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If you have planted them in pots yes they will be fine.

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Asked by
myrtle marie on
February 16, 2013

Q. Care of Forced Tulips – Post Blooming

A purchased pot of tulips (in Mo) has bloomed and the petals are dropping now, leaving long, bare stems. How do I care for it to bloom again next year?

Answered by
Chase on
February 17, 2013
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Allow the petals and the stems to stay with the pot. Do not but the stem down. As the plant continues to die, the nutrients from the plant will drain down into the bulb. Once the plant begins to dry, you should place the tulips in a dry area like the garage. Do net let the bulbs freeze, if they do the plant will die. To get the plant bloom again, you will be best serve to plant it outside. Getting the plant to bloom again indoors will require a cycle of days in darkness in dark sandy soil, then transplanted into growing soil. outside of a green house this will be very difficult to accomplish. When you're planting outside find a location that squirrels or other animals will not likely reach. Small animals can dig up and eat the bulbs.

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Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
February 17, 2013
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Asked by
PaulaE on
February 25, 2013

Q. Help With My Tulips

I received tulips from my husband. They are in a glass vase with just water, no soil covering the bulbs, halfway (not to cover the bulbs all the way). The flowers are blooming and leaves are turning yellow. Why is this happening and how do I care for them? Can you help? Thank you, PaulaE

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
February 26, 2013
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The following article will answer a lot of your questions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-bloom-every-year.htm
If you enter 'tulips' into the search window, access to several other related articles will show on your screen.

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