Transplant Bulbs
I have tulips in the back yard and they have been there for at least 5 years. They have always given me tulips for Mother's Day. But last year and this year, a family of deer moved in and they eat them down to the ground before they can produce flowers. Can I move the bulbs closer to the house without hurting them and when can I do this?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Hi
The best time to move bulbs is after they have completely died down in the spring. If you move them when they are still growing, you'll disrupt their natural cycle of building up strength for another year of bloom. Keep in mind, though, that most tulips (except species types) generally don't bloom well after the first few years so I would suggest just planting new ones in the fall and not bothering to transplant. At 5 years of age, those bulbs are probably not worth moving.

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