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Can I plant tulip or daffodil bulbs in 6" of soil, over a concrete foundation?

I have recently bought a house and I was planning a small tulip patch. I dug my ideal area on the backyard, 6" deep, just to discover I had chosen the spot where an old foundation had been covered ...
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What is this native North American lily with a downward facing speckled orange flower?

I suspect this is a native North American lily that I grew from seed and the label was lost over the years they take to flower. It's quite happy in full sun in USDA zone 4 in Ottawa. It has a ...
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How to be safely install light bulb for outdoor vegetable?

My patio does not have direct sunlight, but I want to build a hydroponic system. The vegetable that I want to plant requires a lot of light, so I also want to put lighting system outdoor for the ...
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What is the treatment done to so-called prepared / treated hyacinth-bulbs for forcing in pots?

To have hyacinths grow and flower indoors in pots (also known as: to force a bulb) you have to get special bulbs: they are called prepared or treated. I was not able to find out with a simple internet ...
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Can Ranunculus bulbs be re-used in cold climates?

I've planted ranunculus for the first time this year in Minnesota (USDA zone 4). I beleive that these are not winter hardy here but can these be dug up, stored and replanted like dahlias, callas, ...
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What is a suitable depth for planting bulb?

It always puzzle me when the website said we should put the bulb under soil about 2-3 bulb height. For example, a nice post about planting Hyacinth recommends putting the bulb beneath the soil 5cm ...
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I just planted a Paperwhite bulb and I broke the roots. Will it still grow?

I planted it, indoors, about 2 days ago. I rotated it because I thought it was leaning. Then I heard a snap and realized i'd broken the roots. I didn't think roots would have already sprouted :(. Did ...
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Should I plant paperwhites that have started to grow?

I received my order of paperwhites that I had ordered from a catalog and when I opened the boxes I saw that the bulbs have started to sprout. Should I get them into the ground now or should I store ...
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Why are my Freesias sprouting in the fall?

I bought some Freesias in the spring last year and planted them in a wooden planter. All spring and summer, I didn't see any signs of life, even though they got watered regularly. Then in the fall of ...
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What bulbs will do well planted in containers in the fall in Dallas, and how should I take care of them?

I'm a total and complete novice when it comes to gardening... I'd like to plant some bulbs this fall in large containers on my back patio. I live near Dallas, Texas. What bulbs would you recommend? ...
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How should I care for my Dutch Iris plants?

With the help of this question I identified that I have Dutch Iris (Iris X hollandica) in my garden. As described there the plants came out last autumn (we had a quite warm and dry autumn, following ...
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What is the Identification of this robust bulb-plant?

Original Post (as suggested by jmusser I reverted my edits and put them into an answer) In my garden there is a bulb plant growing since the beginning of last autumn. The thin leaves have grown out ...
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Can I plant bulbs (e.g. tulips) under a lemon tree?

I've just been given some tulip bulbs, and pondering where to put them. I have space near a lemon tree that I have just planted. I have read that lemons have shallow roots, so you shouldn't plant ...
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Deer ate lily buds last year: will the bulbs survive this year?

My mother has been raising an ever-growing family of lilies of various colors for the past 15 years. In the previous house, they would grow to almost 6-foot tall while in the new one (which gets a lot ...
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What tulips are best for perenniallizing in a clay-base soil?

I have tried several times to plant tulips and have mixed results. They all do well the first year, but after that some varieties consistently die and others thrive and spread. After a little ...
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How should Muscari be kept so that they grow well next year?

I planted some muscari and they flowered successfully with two flowers per bulb. Now the flowers have wilted. How should I keep them in order to make them grow next year? The leaves are still there ...
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How should I replant this daffodil?

While I was transplanting daffodils I came across this plant that grew upside down, with the base of the bulb sticking out of the ground. Now that I dug it up, How should it be replanted?
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What is the fastest way to multiply snowdrops?

I would like to multiply my snowdrops as fast as possible. I have about five plants right now. They normally double in size every year. Is there a faster way to do it? They are a little small for ...
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How many flowers can a single muscari plant grow?

My muscari(s) are flowering, with one stalk each, but I found a new bud coming out from the base of each muscari. I think it is another flower stalk. Can a muscari plant have more than 1 flowering ...
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Why are my daffodils putting out flower buds in January?

Why are my dwarf double yellow daffodils putting out flower buds? It's January, and they usually start that in March. They could get damaged by cold and wildlife during winter. Anyone know what is ...
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How should I care for a dozen bulbs of Lycoris squamigera?

Someone gave me a box of bulbs, Lycoris squamigera (Resurrection Lily), and I don't really know how to care for them. They are in a cardboard box in my basement right now. When I looked up how to care ...
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How long after a lily scale is planted should I expect a flowering size bulb?

I have some Madonna lily bulbs that I would like to scale. If I planted them after the last frost in spring, how long will it be until I get a flowering size bulb? Does it matter which scales I use?
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How do I prepare my hyacinths for planting out?

I received a couple of hyacinth bulbs in small pots that have flowered nicely, and I'm wondering what the best way to prepare them for planting out in the spring is. They have 8 inch stalks with ...
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In which part of the fridge should muscaris (grape hyacinths) be stored?

I put my muscaris in the part of the fridge where I store fruits, but I heard that some people store them in the freezer where it's much colder. However, won't the freezer freeze them to death? Which ...
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How long do amaryllis bulbs live?

I've had an amaryllis bulb in a pot for about 5 years now and the bulb hasn't been doing much for, I reckon, over 6 months. When should I consider getting rid of it? Could it have run its course?
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Can bulbs be stored in the fridge for over 60 days?

I stored some bulbs in the fridge a while ago. Now it is already the 50th day. I am wondering, if I store it longer than the recommended duration (60 days), would anything happen to them?
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Why did my grape hyacinths put out leaves in the fall?

Normally my grape hyacinth only puts out leaves in the spring, but this year they all are vigorously growing leaves in the fall. Why do they do that? Is it diagnostic of a problem?
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How can I stop paperwhite bulbs from developing mold when forcing them inside?

I recently planted a few paperwhite bulbs in river rock with water. They've started to root and sprout, but I noticed one of them is developing mold. What's the best way to fix this problem? Should I ...
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What kind of lily is this?

This lily is odd because of its hosta-like evergreen leaves. It is tolerant of shallow planting, weekly mowing, poor soils, and dense shade. The flower is like an Easter lily. What is the variety ...
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How to start a bulb bed so that it doesn't need weeding?

When I bought my house (in southern Minnesota), one of the things I loved about it was a flower bed along the side of the garage that requires very very little maintenance. At the end of the summer, I ...
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What is the traditional approach to planting bulbs?

I wandered onto this page about how to plant bulbs indoors. It mentioned that we need to place the bulb in the soil and put it in a cool, dark place for the root system to develop, which takes about 6 ...
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What flowering bulbs grow well in an air conditioned office environment?

I want to grow some bulbs in my office. I have windows facing east, west, and north-east. The office is air conditioned, but not humid. What flowering bulbs can I plant, that will grow well under ...
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Should I lift my onion crop?

Looks like my onion crop is done (end of August). The green part has died right back and I've got just the bulb sat a little way into the soil. I don't have a good rodent-proof cool dry dark outdoor ...
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What should I do with the flowering bulbs I didn't plant this spring?

I live in Minnesota, I have bulbs I dug up last fall. This spring was so wet and I was so busy, I couldn't get them in the ground. I realize it is really too late to plant them now. But what should I ...
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Will scallions grow after using them?

We buy scallions from the market and consume everything but the bottom parts of the plant (I guess it's like white bulb part?). Is there a chance that it will still grow even after refrigeration? ...