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How should I take care of a Hyacinth bulb growing in a vase of water?

On the assumption you mean indoors in the sun, it would be best if it wasn't in full, hot sun all day because it might affect the roots - the glass may magnify the sun's rays and cause burning, and ...
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Care for an indoor hyacinth after blooming

Couple of things - when you bought your hyacinth bulb, was it a prepared, pre treated one, sold specially for growing indoors? Or was it just an ordinary outdoor one? It's usual to buy a prepared one ...
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Can I preserve plant pollen?

Like you said, flowers for cross-pollination don't always coincide. Here's how to harvest and save pollen. After the flower is open, the anthers have burst/opened, and you can see mature grains of ...
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What is this plant with a flower that looks a bit like a snowdrop?

It's Ornithogalum, most likely the variety O. umbellatum, a spring flowering bulb - the flowers have a green stripe down the outside of each petal. This one's a bit of a state, the flower stem should ...
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Do I remove the garlic flower?

With regular garlic, you would cut it off at a certain point if you wanted bigger bulbs in the ground, or leave it on if you want bulbils/bulblets to form. FYI: You can eat garlic scapes (they're ...
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What should I do with unplanted narcissus/daffodil onions outside of planting season?

Plant them now, although I doubt you'll get any flowers this year. Don't remove the leaves before they completely fade. You can keep the bulbs in the ground without taking them out every year until ...
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When should I move a tulip plant from a pot to the ground?

Wait until the bulb goes dormant (when the top growth withers and dries completely). Remove the bulb from the potting soil completely, and cut the roots off near the basal plate, and cut off the stem/...
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Second Bloom for Tulips?

I'm afraid not - sometimes a single bulb produces two flowers, but with tulips, that's rare, and those two both come up at once, not in stages. A bulb is a storage organ - while the leaves are present,...
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What are these stacked bulbs taking over my garden?

The green growth in the last picture is unrelated to the corms you've found - they are Crocosmia, a flowering plant with narrow, swordlike leaves, and this string type arrangement as they multiply is ...
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Transplant established bulbs in the spring?

From the daylilies faq When is the right time to plant daylilies? North In the North, spring planting is normally preferred. Fall planting in colder climates can prove fatal for daylilies ...
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When should I move a tulip plant from a pot to the ground?

It's best done in fall, but any time after last frost is fine. For best (not necessary, but more fun) results you could start them now in quart containers and transplant after the Spring rains are ...
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Can someone help me identify this plant

Not sure why the houseplant tag has been applied, since these seem to be growing outdoors, but no matter - they are Eucomis, common name Pineapple Lily. Hard to be sure which variety they are, as they ...
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Bulb planting depth

If it says plant 4 inches deep on the packet, plant it in a hole that deep; the measurement listed applies to the depth of the hole. There is a general rule for bulb planting, which is, plant as ...
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What can I do if last year's crocuses did not bloom?

Given that you're in zone 9, you're too warm for crocuses to successfully bloom; they're rated no warmer than US zone 8. You could get them to bloom by giving them a cold treatment for the winter. ...
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Plant with a single upward-pointing orange flower at the tip of the stem?

Looks like a Siberian Lily to me (Lilium pensylvanicum) Dave's Garden
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Plant with a single upward-pointing orange flower at the tip of the stem?

It's one of the Asiatic Lilies, not sure which variety. There's a similar example here http://www.overthegardengate.net/garden/archives/template.asp?LinkID=596 though I think yours is more orange than ...
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When can I cut back regal lilies without damaging the bulbs?

It is probably the lovely fog in Sonoma that never lets the flowers turn yellow. I'd say, you can cut them safely in the Fall. The cold would have already sent the bulbs into hibernation, by say ...
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Why do my calla lilies not develop full color?

During five years or more, your Ash tree will have grown and now has a broader crown than it once did, even if you're unaware of it. Assuming you're still planting in the exact spot you've always done,...
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Transplant established bulbs in the spring?

Daylilies are not bulbs - older types produce rhizomes, more modern hybrids don't necessarily, and the roots are quite fragile. The important thing when digging up and splitting a daylily is to ensure ...
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Do any bulbing bunching onion varieties multiply like potato onions?

I contacted Baker Creek to find the answer (since they grow both of the varieties I referenced in the links: Crimson Forest and He Shi Ko; He Shi Ko isn't the bulbing type, though—just Crimson Forest, ...
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Can I transplant grape hyacyinths while in bloom?

Most of the advice from the (possible duplicate?) other question holds true - dig them up, plant in the new spot, they should be fine. Just make sure they get enough nutritients at the new place to ...
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How should I prepare garlic bulbs prior to planting?

I'd start with "consider the source" and leave this stuff at the store. Importing pests to the garden from doubtful seed sources is a learning experience you should not need to go through personally ...
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When is the best time to move daffodil bulbs?

From wikiHow: Divide and transplant daffodils at the end of the growing season. Wait until the growing season is over before you begin. When the growing season is over, the foliage will wither away ...
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How should I plant snowdrops along a long driveway?

I would suggest you plant in small clumps, a minimum of five bulbs, with a gap as long as you like (depending how many you've got) in between each clump, otherwise they will look pretty silly, as you ...
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Please Help. I need to plant 10000 Saffron bulbs which is on order. What equipment to use(UK based)

You haven't said whether these will be growing outdoors (or in a polytunnel for wet protection in winter, for instance), but on the assumption you have already prepared a sunny, well drained, ...
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Bulbs start shooting too early in the year

You don't say what part of the world you're in, but this is more of a problem than it once was in many parts of the northern hemisphere, and there is little you can do about it. It's because of ...
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Name of this plant with long and thin leaves; grows from a bulb

Given the size of the bulb, the position of the bulb in the pot (even with/above the soil level), the fact that two flowering stems came from the same bulb, and time of year (I'm assuming that the ...
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How to protect garlic bulbs over the winter?

Assuming that the garlic don't sprout before the ground freezes, you don't have to do anything; the bulbs are perfectly hardy on their own. I'm in zone 5 and have never had issues with frost heave ...
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When should I move a tulip plant from a pot to the ground?

Unless I've misunderstood, you appear to be saying you have a tulip bulb planted in a pot - what's not clear is whether its currently in or out of doors. If it was under cover or indoors when you ...
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