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Old 03-15-2020, 12:30 PM
 
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So the owner of the house we bough text me and let me know there's 200 tulips in a garden patch in the front yard. They look to be starting to sprout!! I'm so excited, lol. Anything else I need to do for them? Do they come back every year?? I'm in Denver if that helps. TIA
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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So the owner of the house we bough text me and let me know there's 200 tulips in a garden patch in the front yard. They look to be starting to sprout!! I'm so excited, lol. Anything else I need to do for them? Do they come back every year?? I'm in Denver if that helps. TIA
Yup, they come back every year. Enjoy.
I never do anything to mine but might wanna look into it.

Find out what kind they are or how tall they get. I regretted planting ones too tall, they werent bunched enough so they flopped over. Had to replace bulbs.

Also... make a note of any missing ones that dont sprout. Take a picture and draw on it. This way you can plant a bulb in its place in the Fall for next Spring.
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:24 PM
 
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Yup, they come back every year. Enjoy.
I never do anything to mine but might wanna look into it.

Find out what kind they are or how tall they get. I regretted planting ones too tall, they werent bunched enough so they flopped over. Had to replace bulbs.

Also... make a note of any missing ones that dont sprout. Take a picture and draw on it. This way you can plant a bulb in its place in the Fall for next Spring.
Thank you for the info. So excited to see them grow!!
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:24 AM
 
Location: The Mitten
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Thank you for the info. So excited to see them grow!!
It was really exciting for me buying my new house and seeing what would pop up.

Everything was growing over each other. I did have a few tulips pop up but they were pretty sparse. I don't think tulip bulbs like to grow and spread over time, they seem to do the opposite.

I'm sure there will be a couple spots that nothing will grow. Your first year might be just observing their growing period. Tulip's growth period is pretty quick. I think they sprout and die within two weeks, at least the ones I have in my yard only last two to three weeks.
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Old 03-16-2020, 11:58 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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If they were mine, I'd feed them. I give my "ordinary" flower bulbs time release 10-10-10 with trace minerals, which I buy in 50 pound bags and feed to almost everything. My expensive named varieties of bulbs get the expensive Color-tec fertilizer. But quite honestly, I don't see any difference in results.



Depending upon where you are located, in warm states, the bulbs need to be dug up and refrigerated over the winter, although it is too late to do that now.


Weed around them carefully to not disturb them and so they don't have to compete with stronger plants.
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Don’t disturb the leaves until they have turned yellow and died back. They are making food for the next years flowers.
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:56 AM
 
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Thank you for the suggestions!
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Old 03-25-2020, 01:51 PM
 
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I lived in a home for about 15 years that had about 8 tulips that would signal the coming of spring each year. We never gave them anything and they always came back. After they flower and die off you can consider rearranging them for the next spring or pot some but personally I would leave them be.
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Old 03-25-2020, 02:16 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Once they're done blooming let the leaves brown naturally, don't cut them, they're needed for the bulb to get energy for blooming next year.
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Old 02-24-2021, 02:40 PM
 
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So it looks like the tulips are just starting to sprout again! If I wanted to plant more, when would be a good time to do it?
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