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Short stem with fleshy leaves that acts as food storage during a plant's dormant period.

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Second Bloom for Tulips?

Is there any way to get tulips to bloom again this year? I know some flowers bloom again if you take the dead flower heads off. Mine were looking great until a squirrel came along and eat every ...
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When is the best time to move daffodil bulbs?

A while back, I planted a patch of daffodils in my lawn. I've regretted it ever since when I have to mow around the plants after they've bloomed, it looks a mess with only the leaves after the blooms ...
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When can I cut back regal lilies without damaging the bulbs?

Growing instructions I've seen nearly all say to cut back stems and foliage "after they turn yellow". Here in Northern California (Sonoma) the sturdy regal lily stalks don't even think about turning ...
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Why do my calla lilies not develop full color?

I have been growing calla lilies in my front yard on the south side of my house under a large ash tree for about five years. Each fall I dig up the tubers and store them in the basement in a large ...
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Do any bulbing bunching onion varieties multiply like potato onions?

Do bulbing bunching onions multiply like non-bulbing ones and potato onions, do? According to one source, there is a non-bulbing variety that does multiply (and is a perennial): the He Shi Ko ...
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How should I prepare garlic bulbs prior to planting?

To add to the recent garlic posts, I thought I'd make my own. I noticed that some store bought garlic was starting to sprout in the fridge, and so took some out to see if they might be viable for ...
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What is this red-flowered bulb with red fruits?

I took the picture a few days ago in a botanical garden in Spain. Which species is it?
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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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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 research,...
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What are traditional English flowers to plant on the edge of a wooded stream?

Our property borders an old area of woodland, with a stream running down next to our drive on the far side. There are already some bluebells but we would like to add more flowers, however we would ...
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Methods for saving amaryllis bulb infected with narcissus bulb fly

One of my amaryllis bulbs is infected with the narcissus bulb fly : ( It was planted and it started seeing white mould forming around the bulb. I took the bulb out and sure enough it was starting to ...
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Should I overwinter my Crocosmia bulbs indoors, or plant them?

I just dug out some bulbs of what I believe is Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Honey Angels'. I'm wondering now what to do with them. Should I store them until spring? In that case, which conditions ...
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What's the Minimum Space I Can Leave Between Flower Bulbs That I Want to Plant in a Planter Box?

I've bought a pile of various tulip, hyacinth, narcis/daffodil, and iris bulbs and I want to plant them in in planter boxes and small pots if I can't fit them all in the box. The instructions on the ...
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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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What is this bulb with a fuzzy purple and green flower head?

The bulb was small and white at first. Now there's this mixture of purple and green fuzziness of the flowers that's going to bloom. Any ideas what it might be? A friend found it and I just decided to ...
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What is this white, 6 petaled, spike flower?

I found this while hiking a trail passing through an old homestead near Hillsborough, NC. It was abundant in a wooded area. It blooms in April. It is about ten inches tall with a spike flower, grassy ...
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Can I plant garlic in the spring?

Usually I plant garlic in the fall and let it go through winter and into spring. But what about growing it in spring? What care is needed for growing it over the spring/summer, if it can be done? I ...
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What are these stacked bulbs taking over my garden?

There are a lot these bulbs so I don't know how I'm going to get them all out to grow anything else. I am in south-east England. Are they weeds or are all bulbous flowers? If it turns out they are ...
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Bulb planting depth

I'm starting my fall planting and got to wondering - is the recommended planting depth to the top or bottom of the bulb?
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What is a suitable depth for planting a bulb?

It always puzzles me when websites say we should bury bulbs under the soil about 2 or 3 times the height of the bulb. For example, a nice post about planting hyacinths recommends putting the bulb 5 ...
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What should I do with my daffodil bulbs after having removed them?

I've recently dug up a patch of the garden and taken out a whole bunch of daffodil bulbs. I want to keep these bulbs, so what should I do with them now that I have dug them up? Would I be better ...
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What is this bulb with pink and white globular flowers?

I had this bulb given to me as "Mayflower" or "Morning Glory". My Internet search leads me to believe that the flower is not either of the above. It flowers annually in May-June. It has a pink and ...
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How do I propagate onions from an onion bulb?

I am trying to grow an onion plant from an onion bulb after learning vegetative propagation. I do in this way: Phase 1: Put the onion on a piece of wet tissue, wait for it to grow a shoot with a ...
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Are there bulbs that produce only leaves?

Are there plants with bulbs that only produce leaves, no flowers? If I wanted to look up such plants, what should I search for? e.g. botanical term, name of plant family - whatever makes sense. ...
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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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Why are the flowers dropping and leaves turning yellow on my potted Freesia?

I bought a young (I'm guessing, it's 6"-8" tall) Freesia about a week ago. It was doing well at the time of purchase, but it's been all downhill since. Within a few days, the flowers shriveled then ...
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How do I transplant walking onion?

I got some walking onion from someone at the community garden, and was wondering if I should take anything into consideration when planting them. There was a little bit of damage to them, and one stem ...
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What flowers require a period of time after blooming before pruning the leaves?

The author of this answer explains that the leaves of daffodils and tulips should not be cut down or otherwise disturbed for six weeks after the flower has gone by, as they are providing the necessary ...
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Transplanting Tulips from Northern to Southern Hemisphere

I want to buy Tulips in the Northern hemisphere in bulk and plant them in the Southern hemisphere.My main concern is that this will mess up their internal bio clock and result in big losses of bulbs. ...
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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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Can I plant saffron in spring?

I ordered some saffron bulbs and thought they would be delivered in the fall but they are here now. The directions say to plant immediately. These came from China. They were a little moist from being ...
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What is this plant with a flower that looks a bit like a snowdrop?

Any idea what this plant is and how to care for it? I was given it free at an indoor-plant shop because they didn't know what it was - neither did their supplier. Thanks!
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Please Help. I need to plant 10000 Saffron bulbs which is on order. What equipment to use(UK based)

I am expecting 10K Saffron corms in June this year and I have been all over the internet attempting to find 1) what equipment to use to plant the corms. As they are corms I thought a potato ...
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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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What plants can be grown near bulbs?

I am trying to plan out our new garden, and I would like to have some bulbs and perennials, perhaps both in the same area of the garden. I want to make sure that there are no concerns with planting ...
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Can I still plant Gladiolus in Zone 6a in late July?

I came across some nice Gladiolus bulbs in the store. I see they already started to grow their roots and I wanted to know if I can still plant them, since they bloom till October, I think. I live New ...
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Should I keep tulip bulbs that didn't flower this year, or replace them with new?

My tulip bulbs have not made any flowers this spring, maybe due to lack of sun and/or phosphorus. Is there any chance they will make flowers next year if I give them phosphorus and more sun, or should ...
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Newly planted bulbs in pots outside

Do I put my pots with newly planted bulbs in our outside shed during the winter? We are in zone 7 and will get snow and sometimes ice during the winter months here. Or should I just put straw on top ...
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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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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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Grass in my bulb garden

Every year I weed around my bulbs which is full of grass, dandelions & thistle. By the time I get done weeding it all, it’s time to start weeding all over again & my back can’t take it anymore....
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What type of bulb is this? [closed]

Someone gave this bulb to my daughter. What is it?
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landscaping plant in yard [closed]

i have dark green clumps in my yard that look like grass but when pulled there are bulbs attached almost like little onions. The green part and bulbs do not have any distinct fragrance.
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When and how should I harvest bulbing fennel?

My fennel is doing very well, so I'm starting to wonder when I should harvest it.
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Bulbs start shooting too early in the year

For the past few years now the bulbs in my garden (mostly variants of tulips and daffodils) start shooting far to early in the year (December/January), which means that when the coldest part of the ...
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Does removing the pistil from an Amaryllis flower extend the life of the bloom?

I have several Amaryllis bulbs starting to bloom. Will removing the pistil extend the life of the bloom?
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Is powdered cow dung cake a good rooting medium for bulbs

This is the first time I am growing bulbs but I am not sure if dried cow dung cakes, ground into fine powder would work as a good rooting medium for the bulbs to sprout. A friend of mine gave me a ...
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Why are my Gladiolus aiming at the sun?

My Gladioli are coming up, but they are bent at about a 90 degree. They're in full sun with grass compost dirt. I planted them just a little bit under the surface. Why are they doing this?
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Using mulch over cyclamen bulbs

I intend to plant cyclamen coum bulbs this fall. My plan is to lay hardware cloth over the bulbs to protect them from squirrels, and cover that with mulch. Cyclamen coum are very sensitive to planting ...
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Internet says to plant bulbs 3 or 5 times (depending on the bulb) its own depth. What if you're planting in clay soil?

Does the planting depth change when it comes to soil that's more clay then the loamy soil you get at the nurseries? Since clay soil is heavier and has the ability to retain moisture, would it restrict ...