I'm new to tulips, so I apologise if this sounds stupid. I've read that
after the plant blooms I'm supposed to trim off the dead flower so that
it won't set seed, and continue to water the greenery so the bulb can
prepare itself for the next season. Ok. How do I trim off the dead
flower? Do I just break it off? Or should I cut it? At which point on
It doesn't matter if you cut them off or break them off.
What I do is cut or break them off just above the leave. It
is important that you leave all the foliage on the plant
until it turns yellow (or brown). This helps the bulb
develop for next year. It is a good idea to feed your
tulips right when (or shortly thereafter) they bloom.
Bill R. (Ohio Valley, U.S.A)
Digital Camera: HP PhotoSmart 850
For pictures of my garden flowers visit
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Thank you. All the pictures on my web site are, of course,
from last year. I planted about 800 bulbs (tulips and such)
last fall and they will be blooming next month and I will be
updating my web site with new pictures.
This weekend I am going through all the flower catalogs (I
got a stack at least six inches high) planning my garden for
this summer. I also grow a LOT of tomatoes, most of which I
start from seed.
i am from farther north than you (wisconsin) and we are nowhere near
i look forward to more pictures in the future.
i love tulips, but have moved to "deer country" and have been
advised against planting them here.
"Bill R" <NO_WEEDS email@example.com> wrote in message
you can always plant narcissus. The deer DON'T eat them and there are
thousands of colors and come in split cup, fragrant, species, ruffled,
doubles, peach colors, pinks, yellows, creams, everything you could possibly
Try (donning flame proof drawers, first) Dutch Gardens, McClure &Zimmerman,
Sheepers Bulbs. The varieties will amaze you, and deer find them untasty
completely. I believe they don't eat Frittleria's either (those are
poisonious too, to deer and those repel voles and moles with their smell
underground) which would make me wonder (Paghat, some help here) if the
little Frittleria's would be inedible to moles, voles and deer.
Does anyone know if deer eat Hellebore? Don't want to recommend something
that deer eat.........
madgardener, zone 7, East Tennessee
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