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Tulips have small leaves and do not flower

They might be species tulips rather than hybrids, although I'm not sure which - the pic's a little dark to see detail (looking for darker blotches at the base of the flowers). Many species tulips ...
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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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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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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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Tulip Regeneration

I'm sorry to say no, you will get no more flowers this year. If the leaves are still present, feed the bulbs with a general fertilizer, because this is the time when they are storing nutrients and ...
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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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What to do with Tulip bulbs bought in the summer?

Just store them in a cool dry place until the normal planting time. You could plant them now. They won't start growing at the wrong time of year (the bulbs can be left in the ground all the year ...
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Is powdered cow dung cake a good rooting medium for bulbs

The potting medium is somewhat irrelevant - when a bulb is planted, it already has all it needs to grow in terms of nutrients for spring flowering, so the planting medium just needs to be free ...
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How do I remove grass from a tulip bed without transplanting them?

I would first put some edging around the flower bed to keep grass from coming back into the bed. I know that this is work, but it's necessary to avoid much future work, as the grass will be constantly ...
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Transplanting Tulips from Northern to Southern Hemisphere

Tulip bulbs need a cold period, so here in Europe they should be put in the ground before winter (let's say November). Then after the winter they will grow in Springtime. So if you want them in the ...
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How to plan spring flower bulb bonanza in containers

The good news Plant crocus and iris at 4" after you place tulip and daffodil at 6-8". Medium pots of 10"-18" are fine. You may plant indoors when they arrive but do not water until ...
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How deep should I plant tulip offsets?

A general rule is to plant bulbs at a depth of two or three times the size of the bulb. You might want to grow the offsets in pots for the first one or two years, so they won't get forgotten about ...
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Some animal eating tulip head?

If you live outside the city in the suburbs or "the country", then that's deer damage, and there's no real way to prevent it except by fencing. There are some products that do work for a little while, ...
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Tulip buds suddenly dying

The tulip flower embryo is formed in the previous year; for this flower to form completely the bulb must be allowed to go through the entire cycle of producing lots of leaves and keeping those green ...
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How do I remove grass from a tulip bed without transplanting them?

Please send a few pictures. Now is the time to make plant beds, edges to your lawn. Tulips need to be dug up, beds double dug, put bulbs on sheets of newspaper and then replant by making a mass ...
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