Don’t throw those bulb plants away!

26 May

With Easter and Mother’s Day behind us, I bet you may be wondering what to do with the beautiful bulb plants that you received? Well wonder no more.  Plant them in your outdoor garden to enjoy for many years to come.


Lilies will bloom in the summer months,  they may need some time to get established and  may not  bloom the first summer,  but will usually come back and perform well in future years.  June – August are their likely months so be sure not to  plan on them for Easter.


After a long cold dreadful winter, you’ll be happy to see the signs of spring return after you have taken the time to plant your  tulips, hiacinths  and daffodils

My personal favorite and most reliable bloomer is the daffodil, sadly their bloom time is so brief, but that’s o.k. I plant them anyway I find it very gratifying to  see them  multiply. I have them planted right outside my door  so that they are the first thing that I see when I leave the house each morning,   as long as  daffodils are in bloom, I start and end my day with a smile on my face. They always seem to make me smile when I need it most.



The best advice that I can give you for replanting these lovelies is to keep the foliage on and let them die back naturally, I know, I know as they start to die they look a bit unsightly but the main requirement for bulb flowers after bloom care is to keep the leaves on so the plant can put all of it’s energy to the bulb. You may use a little bulb booster or bone meal fertilizer in the fall.

Happy planting!



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