السبت 22 يونيو 2024

How to grow and care for coloful tulips in your garden

موقع أيام نيوز

When your DutchGrown tulips arrive and you cant plant them immediately its important to store them correctly unpack them right away and put them in a dry place with plenty of air circulation where the temperature is between 40 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
The most iconic of all flower bulbs tulips have a simple elegant beauty that has been attracting gardeners for hundreds of years. Standing regal yet charming in your garden borders containers or window boxes they come in an incredible range of colors and sizes and are easy to cut for a splendid spring bouquet.
Garden amp Container Planting
Like all flower bulbs tulips need a cold period to develop their roots and get ready for spring. So once you feel falls first chill in the air its time to get planting. If you live in hardiness zone 9 or higher the soil wont get cold enough for the rootdeveloping process to happen but you might consider forcing

Flower bulbs are tough cookies that are easy to grow but one thing they hate is getting their feet wet a bulb that is bathing in water will rot in no time. So avoid soggy soil at all cost this means places where you can still see puddles 56 hours after a rainstorm. Another thing you can do is to upgrade potentially soggy soil by adding organic material such as peat bark or manure. When it comes to planting bulbs in containers the mantra is exactly the same drainagedrainagedrainage. Get a pot or box with at least some drainage holes at the bottom.
Tulips need the sun to grow but though they adore basking in its glory all day they can also do very well in places with dappled shade or scattered sunlight.
Tulips will need to be planted deep enough that they wont be affected by temperature variations above ground either too warm or too cold. Unfortunately containers cant protect bulbs as well as mother earth can so when you live in hardiness zones 37 it might be better to let your containers spend the winter indoors in a cool dark wellaired spot that wont get warmer than 60 degrees Fahrenheit like an unheated basement or garage.
The standard method for calculating the ideal depth is to dig a hole three times as deep as the bulb is high and place the bulb at the bottom with its pointy end up. Since tulips grow less well