Care of spring bulbs?

This year is the third year my hyacinths and tulips have been in the ground. I can't tell yet about the tulips, but the hyacinths look like they're putting up A LOT of greenery and very few flowers on multiple stalks. Am I supposed to dig them up and divide them or something?
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Jen in Chicago
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On Wed, 06 Apr 2005 14:00:13 -0700, JeninChicago wrote:

I dig up the tulips after flowering and toss them, they do crappy the following year. I actually toss them way down in the back yard and just leave them. After a few years they start blooming again and I have a naturalized look. Hys I dig up after the foliage dies back and replant in the fall.
Tom
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I don't know about hyacinths, but I bought a home in 2002 and the assorted tulips and daffodils that were blooming that spring have flowered beautifully every spring since then on their own. So I have not even looked into what I should do with them. The only care I give them is to not mow them until their foliage shrivels up and just about disappears.
But then everything else grows fine (including roses) with no more work than pruning in late winter or early spring, and plucking maple, elm, and peach seedlings (and dandilions), so maybe my 95 year old home has naturally fertile soil. Daylilies on east drip edge of my gutterless garage grow like weeds.
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My hys and tulips did just OK. We had a cold dry spring this year. Looking around the block (I'm also in Chicago) shows about the same for everyone. I'd leave the bulbs and wait til next year. Ground is bone dry already.
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wrote:

My Hyacinths have returned for five years (Zone 3A). Fertilize them as they grow. Deadhead. They may flower next year.
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