- Plant bulbs in the fall of the year using instructions for each bulb type.
- Watch for them to grow in the spring (we were late planting our squill this year so not all of them came up but we wanted to take a chance and it paid off because we did have a lot of blooms).
- Once the blooms are gone cut off the stem down to the first leaf so the plant no longer works to provide growth to them and puts all the energy to the bulb.
- It is very important the leaves stay until they easily separate from the ground to provide growth and nutrition to the bulbs.
- If you haven't already planted any other plants around and over the tulips, the time to do it is while they are in bloom. This allows color in your garden year round and stops the guesswork of where bulbs are located. We enjoy a variety of perennials and annuals in our tulip beds.
- If you plan to move or divide bulbs in the fall, be sure to flag them while the leaves are in tact. When fall comes dig them up without the guesswork.
What do you know about tulips? They are super easy to grow and will provide years of beauty to your property. They can provide the first burst of color into a drab spring yard. Even if you don't do all the proper things to your tulips they will still grow. They just may potentially not be as full and lush as they could be. And, honestly, the care involved is simple and takes very little time. So your small investment in a few bulbs will really pay. We have also moved bulbs around that were already in existence on our property and with just some care they are multiplying beautifully.
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