I have planted my bulbs (eg: tulips, anemone, bluebells) outside in my garden in containers and in raised beds during late December. Due to cold weather now, would it be better if I covered with weather protection cover? Does it makes any difference? Thank you.
These bulbs are generally fairly hardy and unaffected by the cold. That said, those in containers may need additional protection (such as bubble wrap or relocating to sheltered area) should an unexpected freeze be imminent. Those in raised bed should be fine though you may add a layer of mulch if desired.
I live in zone 5, and I have a question about tulip bulbs. I would like to mass plant them in my garden, but I didn't plant them last fall as I should have. I noticed last spring that a large hotel here in my area had planted tulips in 6" pots, then planted the pot and all in the dirt, then when the tulips were spent, they removed the pot and bulbs to replace with annuals. I am wondering if I can do the same thing at home. If I place bulbs now in 6" pots with good soil and kept them in our barn where they would be out of the elements, but cold, would this work? If I take them out of the barn in April and place them in my greenhouse, would they force? Then I could plant them, pot and all, in the garden. Please let me know your thoughts.
Yes, you can certainly do this. Here is an article for wintering your tulips that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/care-of-tulip-bulbs-in-containers-in-the-winter.htm
Failed to plant all my bulbs in November. Due to brutal winter in central Oklahoma, it is now mid-February. If I plant tulips now in large outdoor containers, will they bloom this year?
Bulbs are sold primed for blooming and will do so the first year. Getting tuplips to bloom the second year is the tricky part. This article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-bloom-every-year.htm
I received beautiful red tulips for Valentine's Day. They where dry, so I gave them a little water, but I noticed roots are coming out of the bottom of the pot. How and what do I need to repot them? Oh, I am keeping them in the house too. I don't want to kill them!
The following articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/preparing-soil-for-bulbs-and-fertilizing-bulbs.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-care-and-tulip-planting-tips.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/care-of-tulip-bulbs-in-containers-in-the-winter.htm
I bought a glass container with tulips planted in just water. Can I plant them outside and will they bloom again now that they have pretty much died off? If so, when and how is best? Thanks for any help you can give.
You can, though how well it does is uncertain. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-a-flower-bulb-in-your-garden-after-winter-forcing.htm
Recently received a lovely potted and flowering tulip plant. Too cold to plant outside. How and when should it be planted and cared for?
Thank you for sending us your gardening question. This article should help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tulips/tulips-care-and-tulip-planting-tips.htm
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?)?
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