Aftercare

How to Protect Tender Bulbs in Winter

Winter temperatures kill tender bulbs such as cannas, gladiolas, and dahlias. To protect tender bulbs and save them for next year's garden, you need to lift them from the ground and store indoors. Tender bulbs can survive light frosts that don’t last for weeks on end. Even so, the first time the temperature dips much below 30°F (–1°C), the leaves...

How to Protect Flowering Bulbs from Pests

Flowering bulbs are tough plants and often provide years of outstanding garden service with truly a minimum of trouble from pests and diseases. Even if you do run into little problems, you can usually handle them easily with a variety of methods. When protecting your bulbs against pesky bugs, you have several options: Enlist the good guys, beneficial insects.Lots of...

How to look after your bulbs

When to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs The best time to plant most spring-flowering bulbs (including tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths) is in the autumn when the soil temperatures have cooled but before the ground freezes. That said, if you don’t get them down in time, you can plant bulbs on those occasional sunny days in January. Spring Bulb Care Most spring bulbs emerge...

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