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Will it be too late to plant Daffodil bulbs after Christmas in Long Island, New York?

I have done this successfully several times, but in a warmer zone (Lancaster, PA, zone 6b). I put the bulbs in a 33 degree F. refrigerator for about 2 weeks first, reasoning that it would prepare them ...
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Newly Planted Spring Bulbs Coming up in november

There's nothing you can do - we're in the same boat here in the UK, lots of people saying their new bulb plantings are showing growth already, although more mature plantings aren't. The cause is ...
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Tulip bulbs, plant them late or keep them until next year

It's possible they may do nothing at all ever, but you should plant them immediately anyway - they may put out some leaves which will at least enable them to garner food supplies for possible ...
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Should dead-looking sections be removed from bulbs before planting?

Plant them as is, do not try to mend the bulbs. At best the bulb just needs some moisture from the surrounding soil. At worst, the bulb simply won't grow. If you are concerned about disease, you can ...
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Should dead-looking sections be removed from bulbs before planting?

The outer layers are thick, dry and dark brown. Should I peel them away, or is there reason to believe they may be protecting the healthy part of the bulb? Only remove them if they are hanging ...
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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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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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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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How long do amaryllis bulbs live?

My amaryllis bulb is about 26 years old and blooms twice every year without fail. I have it in an east facing window, and I water it as and when I remember! I feed it with Gro-more twice a year as ...
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Garlic scapes drooping during a cold winter without much snow. Will they survive?

Yes, cold paired with no snow cover is hard on top growth, but garlic cloves will survive the winter in zone 6b (where I am also, incidentally). In my area, it's common for the top growth to die back ...
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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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Can I plant tulip or daffodil bulbs in 6" of soil, over a concrete foundation?

Tulips do best when planted deep, like 8 inches, for best perennialization. Daffodils, on the other hand, will spread much faster when planted at 3-4" deep. Now, this is for the purpose of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there bulbs that produce only leaves?

No, all bulbs produce a flower at some point, though some may only flower once and then die. The usual cause of non flowering is environmental, meaning the plant hasn't been able to access sufficient ...
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What is this native North American lily with a downward facing speckled orange flower?

I don't think its Lilium superbum - the petals are much more reflexed on that plant, curling back so far as to almost touch the trumpet at the back. Much more likely it's Lilium canadense, or the ...
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Please help me identify this bulbous plant with long, broad leaves and white flowers

Seems to be a Peruvian Daffodil Hymenocallis festalis The curious stamen arrangement matches up, as do the flowers and leaves. Your first guess as well as your mother's guess were in the right genetic ...
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What is this bulb with pink and white globular flowers?

It looks like a Scadoxus to me. The Wikipedia page may help to confirm.
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How do I propagate onions from an onion bulb?

I have always just plant onion bulbs in the ground. I do not think your Phase 1 is necessary at all. Here are a couple of links with detailed information on planting onions Wikihow Grow Onions or ...
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What is this red-flowered bulb with red fruits?

This is a clivia miniata, also known as Natal lily, bush lily or Kaffir lily. It's a relative of Amaryllis (belladonna lily, not to be confused with Hippeastrum) native to southern Africa and a ...
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Newly Planted Spring Bulbs Coming up in november

I'm in Massachusetts, and have gone through this many times over the years. I'm always concerned, especially because I so look forward to those harbingers of spring, and don't want them having ...
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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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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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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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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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