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Do I have to remove my bulbs from their containers to store them and can they be re-planted next year in containers or do they have to be put in the ground?
I bought several tulips in containers that bloomed until late spring/early summer. The foliage is dead but still attached to the plant. The only water these plants have received has been from a recent rain. Are my bulbs still salvagable to store and use next year? If so, do I store them in the containers themselves or should I dig them up and store them in a paper bag with peat moss? I live in Lake Arrowhead, CA where we get several feet of snowfall each year.
Hi, Well tulips that have been grown in containers don't generally come back very well. i always recommend tossing them on the compost pile and starting fresh next year with new bulbs. I doubt, especially if they haven't been fed or watered much, that they will perform at all in the future.