Tulips growing on counter in vase (with bulbs)

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tulips growing on counter in vase (with bulbs)
Tue, 03-18-2014 - 10:21am

Hi! I have some tulips in a vase (with bulbs attached) that are growing but are starting to die out. How can I transitition them to the ground?  I think it's still too cold for them outside (we just had 3" of snow yesterday). When they die how should I handle the bulbs until I can put them in the ground?


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Registered: 02-27-1999
Fri, 04-18-2014 - 3:16pm

The general rule of thumb is to let the plant die completely back, then plant the bulb in the garden.  I have a pot of calla lilies that I am going to transplant when they die back enough.  They were a birthday gift from my sweetie.  Tulips don't fare well here in the South, it gets too hot too fast.  Likewise we don't do well with lettuce, broccoli, and sweet peas.  

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Registered: 01-20-2004
Fri, 03-21-2014 - 3:14pm

Hi! I haven't done it personally, but here's a link I found for you.

Good luck!

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