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Old 02-24-2007, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Default Spring Bulbs

Are your spring bulbs coming up or blooming yet?

Mine seem to have come up a bit early. Daffodils are blooming,iris and bluebells are getting ready to bloom. it's raining so the blooms are getting all wet.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:22 PM
 
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Yes, my bulbs were up about 2 inches and then pow... a big snowfall. I actually had snowdrops blooming, alas they are now covered with the white stuff, but I do hope they are surviving. I should be able to see them again in a couple days. One of my favorite things about living in the north is the anticipation of the fresh spring bulbs and their vibrant colors to a gray world.
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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And the little Purple Hyacinths are out and they smell SO good.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Clearfield, Utah
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I just noticed today that my tulips and daffodils are just starting to come up. It snowed today. I'm wondering if the snow is going to hurt them? i know they like the colder temps, but I am really inexperienced in the gardening area I love flowers and I am really trying to have a go at gardening. I'd love to hear your advice.
LORI
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Well I don't live where it snows now but I used to live in eastern Oregon where it did snow.

There's nothing you can do about snow on the bulbs coming up. Some of the bulbs will make it anyway. Tulips seems to like areas of the U.S. where it snows. I've tried them here but not too much luck with them as it doesn't stay cold enough.

My bulbs are not in any order. I've just got some scattered here and there to fill in blank places. They do multiply so give them some room to spread and they'll do fine.

Oh yes those Hyacinths are nice. I have some of the big ones that I planted and they are blooming now. They smell like heaven.
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:43 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Boring boring, we don't have many spring bulbs in FL. You guys are lucky to have such dramatic seasonal changes.
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:51 PM
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Talking Okay ladies, I've got a question about Tulips

I'm in Boise ID and I got a tulip plant for Valentine's Day. It was absolutely gorgeous for 3 wks, but now the flowers are all dead .

Our weather is currently in the 60's during the day, but I don't know when I can plant it in the yard as we may get minor snow in the next month and definitely temps at night in the 30's. What's a girl supposed to do?
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Southern Ca but getting out soon
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I have a dozen or so miniature daffodils. They are so cute. I need to post a pick for you all
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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I'm in Boise ID and I got a tulip plant for Valentine's Day. It was absolutely gorgeous for 3 wks, but now the flowers are all dead .

Our weather is currently in the 60's during the day, but I don't know when I can plant it in the yard as we may get minor snow in the next month and definitely temps at night in the 30's. What's a girl supposed to do?
Heck dawglady, I don't know nothing about snow. But if you keep your tulip alive by watering it when it's dry and give it plenty of light, you can plant it once the ground thaws out. Go ahead and cut off the dead flowers, they'll sap the energy of the bulb. Let the leaves grow, don't cut them off, they make food for next year's flowers.
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:09 AM
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Smile Thanks Ellie

I'm not great in the garden and I can't remember if tulips only flower once a season and they are now done for the year??? If I plant them in the spring, what should I expect as far as flowering again?

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Heck dawglady, I don't know nothing about snow. But if you keep your tulip alive by watering it when it's dry and give it plenty of light, you can plant it once the ground thaws out. Go ahead and cut off the dead flowers, they'll sap the energy of the bulb. Let the leaves grow, don't cut them off, they make food for next year's flowers.
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