Hello, last summer I had a new sidewalk and porch built in front of my
house along with a new flower bed. In the fall I planted bulbs of
hyacinth, daffodils and tulips. They are blooming nicely, except for
the daffodils (which is the subject for another post). In my bcak yard,
there is a mound of earth which the contractor dug up from the front.
which must have been from the old flower bed. I'd like to move these
tulips to the front of the house to "join" the others.
My question is: can I safely transplant the tulips now while they are
blooming? Or, is it better to wait until they're done, remove the bulbs
and re-plant in the fall? What's the best way to store the bulbs until
It would probably be best to dig them after the leaves have yellowed s
you can find them which is about 6 weeks after bloom. Dig deep and wid
so you don't stab them. You can plant them immediately where you wan
This is not the best time, that would be in late summer when the
foliage is gone.
However if you can get a full spit of soil with the plant and it's
roots intact you might get away with moving them now, do it during a
rainy day or two.
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