Gardening Guide Tulips River2u.com
Overview
Tulips are bulbs that produce a wide variety of colorful flowers in April and May. They come in a large range of sizes from 8 to 36 inches and can be used in flower borders or containers. Tulips are also beautiful as cut flowers for arrangements. Although some will come back year after year, many gardeners treat them as annuals, digging them up after they have bloomed to make way for other annuals that last all summer. Tulips do best when planted in full sun and well drained soil. The following should be considered when buying tulips bulbs:
  • Decide what color will look best in the spot to be planted. Bright colors such as red or yellow will stand out in the spring landscape; white will shine at night.
  • Each bulb usually produces one flower. You will need 6 to 8 bulbs per square foot for an attractive display.
  • Make sure all bulbs are dry and firm. Discard any that feel mushy.
  • Note whether the tulip type is an early, mid or late season bloomer.
  • Plant tulips in the fall before the ground freezes. Dig the holes 6 to 8 inches deep.
Remember that tulips are also attractive to wildlife. Spray the bulbs with rodent repellent to protect them from squirrels and chipmunks.



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