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1/22/13 8:28 A

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1/21/13 4:00 P

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Happened to me last year and they did fine---still bloomed later on---I actually have some up already, too.

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1/21/13 3:15 P

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I *think* they will be ok. The same thing happened to us last year. We had a big warm up, then it got cold again.
But I would absolutely put a heaping helping of red pepper on them. If they popped up at all, it's like they are waving a big food flag for the squirrels.




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1/21/13 9:46 A

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Well, I put my bulbs outside and they all came up when we had warmer weather. Does anyone know if they'll bloom this year? I'd say no, but I'm not sure.

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good reminders, Cathy!

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11/12/12 7:06 A

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Squirrels don't eat daffodil bulbs but will eat tulip bulbs---remember to put red pepper on the bulbs, in the holes and on top---that keeps the squirrels away---I just pulled up my vinca where I have tulip bulbs so I will resprinkle that area with the red pepper this week.
One thing about forcing bulbs, if you plant them later on, not a quarantee that they will come back---some will come back but not for a couple of years. But one can plant your Easter Lilies after Easter and they will come back up the next year but not at Easter time----they like warm weather like the other lilies.
Good idea with those pots as long as your garage gets cold enough for them---what you might want to do is put the pots outside for December/January and maybe a bit into Feb. and then bring them into the garage for a warm up.

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I've heard that tulips only last a few years.?? I'm not sure, but I've had mine for two now. I hope they come back up this year. I too got a little bulb planting happy. I planted lots more in pots - but I have left them outside. I am not sure what all I planted LOL since I went on a spree and then mulched over everything.. I'm hoping to find a good area to permanently plant them once spring comes. =)

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I have some lilies that I potted this summer, just because I bought them late (for 50% off) and didn't know where I wanted to put them. I'm thinking that I'll just leave them in the pots until spring.

I've planted bulbs in pots and brought them into the house in order to "force" them for an early bloom and springtime decorations.

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11/9/12 10:45 P

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Koleawa, have you tried covering them with wire mesh and then covering them with ground? I haven't tried it, but saw on Youtube how to do it. Might want to try that too.

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Oh I appreciate this idea so much! We live near the skagit valley, the biggest producer of Tulip bulbs in the US. Every year I go to the tulip festival and buy a bunch of bulbs and every year some animal digs them up. Maybe having them in containers will keep them up by the house where nothing will find them.

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11/9/12 11:21 A

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Well, I was reading an article that suggested taking any old pots I had laying around and planting bulbs in them in the fall, and storing them in the garage over the winter. The thought is that the ground in the pots will warm up faster than the yard, so tulips planted this way will get a jump on the ones in the ground.
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I plant all of my bulbs in Spring, but that's here in Australia. Some of them I leave in the ground until they multiply a few times, but the Asiatic Lillies I plant every Spring.

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11/8/12 6:34 P

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I plant bulbs outside in the fall but haven't tried to put into pots so can't answer you on that one..but my tulips and daffs and all other bulbs multiply and rebloom each year so I think they are more or less worry free..but do think I lost my "pink naked lady" lilies this summer to our drought and heat..the spider lilies came back but not the pink ones. Good luck with your planting.

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I haven't planted bulbs for several years now, but I have tulips in that have been multiplying for many, many years. I've put daffodils and some of the other early bulbs in the past, but it must be squirrels or something eating them as they never last more than a year or so. And being in the cold north, zone 4/5, I have to put them in the fall. I was hoping to give some to my daughter this year, but we were not able to get our timing together to get her bed prepared and mine dug up. I have never tried putting them in pots, good luck with that and let us know how it worked for you.

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I have a front bed I like to plant bulbs in. I usually plant them in December....I live in California on the Central Coast so no snow just some frost.



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I decided to plant a bunch of bulbs this year. Mostly tulips. Some I planted in the garden out front. But most of them I planted in pots, and am storing in the garage over the winter. The garage isn't heated, but won't get as frozen as the front yard will. My thoughts are if I pull the planters with bulbs out just as the weather starts to warm up, I might get a jump on the bulbs that are still in the ground.
Do you plant bulbs in the spring or fall? Have you ever planted in pots and flower boxes?




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