Tuplips

Old 04-21-2014, 01:06 AM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,792
Default Tuplips

Someone one gave me some tuplips but I didn't get them planted yet because of it raining all week and being sick. Forgot to water them one day and being on a table near not so lighting. They have turned yellow and are not in pretty bloom. The blooms have died like. If I plant them will they still grow next year.The leaves are yellow a little dry but stems still look a little green. Don't know how to post a picture.
quilterj is offline  
Old 04-21-2014, 02:29 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Sandygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 4,948
Default

Plant them . Dont over water. They are pretty hardy.
sandy
Sandygirl is offline  
Old 04-21-2014, 03:10 AM
  #3  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 37,078
Default

I just planted my tulip and daffodil potted bulbs this week. They were looking pretty sick but the bulbs should come next year. I did water mine but after a couple of weeks in the house they were looking bad.
Tartan is offline  
Old 04-21-2014, 07:29 AM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
Jingle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Outside St. Louis
Posts: 35,388
Default

I have heard they will not bloom if you plant them. They are not real hardy in this area.
Jingle is offline  
Old 04-21-2014, 08:24 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Tink's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: chicago, IL
Posts: 9,589
Default

Mine have come back, year after year.
My Mom got some sent to her last year in the hospital and when they were finished blooming she gave them to me to plant. They look very pretty near my walk.
Tink's Mom is offline  
Old 04-21-2014, 09:10 AM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Peckish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 7,344
Default

If you do plant them outside, make sure you don't use any Preen or other weed suppressor. They will not grow if you do.
Peckish is offline  
Old 04-21-2014, 04:12 PM
  #7  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,792
Default

Thank you everyone.
quilterj is offline  
Old 04-22-2014, 03:42 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Edie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 2,617
Default

Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
I have heard they will not bloom if you plant them. They are not real hardy in this area.
You plant tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyacinths, in the fall - tulips 7" deep and work your way up to the crocuses which are about 2-3" deep. Then they come up the following spring (Mine are coming up now). When they are through blooming, you let the leaves dry off (You can braid the daffodil leaves (less messy) and when they are dry, you cut the leaves off. In the meantime, you plant your annuals in that area so when the bulbs leaves are done you will have a beautiful annual garden. You don't dig up your bulbs, they stay there forever unless some squirrels or some other critter decides to dig them up. With the price of bulbs, I would just as soon plant them deep in the ground rather than have them 4" or so deep in a pot and then they really aren't any good anymore because they have spent all of their energy in a small pot. I have worked at garden centers, and flower shops, and I know from whence I speak. I love the spring bulbs and I enjoy the blooms of the tulips, daffodils, crocuses and hyacinths. One more thing, if you get them potted in a pot, let them die back and dry and then come Fall plant them deep. They have to have a chance to rest. Don't water them after they have bloomed. Happy Spring! Edie
Edie is offline  
Old 04-22-2014, 03:43 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Edie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 2,617
Default

Originally Posted by quilterj View Post
Someone one gave me some tuplips but I didn't get them planted yet because of it raining all week and being sick. Forgot to water them one day and being on a table near not so lighting. They have turned yellow and are not in pretty bloom. The blooms have died like. If I plant them will they still grow next year.The leaves are yellow a little dry but stems still look a little green. Don't know how to post a picture.
Just let them dry. Don't water them. Plant them in the ground next Fall. Edie
Edie is offline  
Old 04-22-2014, 06:21 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Walton Hills, OH
Posts: 828
Default

They will be fine. Check the planting depth for the size of the bulbs you have and remember that tulips are deer candy!
institches33 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.