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.
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:
How do I take care of inside tulips?
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:
How to transplant red tulip from a pot that is already growing?
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
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.
These articles should help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/preparing-bulbs-for-winter-how-to-store-bulbs-for-winter.htm
You can treat the callas similar to the tulips.
I'm about to plant daffs and tulips and assume I simply leave them on my back deck over winter. . . . . true?
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
If you have planted them in pots yes they will be fine.
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?
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.
The following article shoiuld help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-bloom-every-year.htm
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
The following article will answer a lot of your questions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-bloom-every-year.htm
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