How long do flower bulbs keep?

Answer Flower bulbs are not the same as flower seeds. They are in essence baby plants. Bulbs should always be planted as soon as possible after they are purchased. Storing flower bulbs for long periods is... Read More »

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Where do flower bulbs come from?

Species of bulb flowers such as the lily, tulip and amaryllis create bulbils, or a small seed, within their flower or leaf axis. When planted and allowed to grow in fertile soil, bulbils turn into ... Read More »

How do I get bulbs to flower?

Selecting BulbsObtain your bulbs by early October. Plant large bulbs with no soft areas and no evidence of growth. Do not purchase bulbs with damage to the outside or with visible mold.PreparingCom... Read More »

How do i tell if flower bulbs are alive?

Visual CluesCheck to see whether the bulb is dry, withered, spongy or moldy. According to the University of Illinois Extension, a bulb's main purpose is to store nutrients for a plant's survival. A... Read More »

How to Save Flower Bulbs?

According to Flower Garden Bulbs, the best way to store flower bulbs is to leave them in the ground during winter. However, this means death for bulbs that can't withstand freezing temperatures. Ca... Read More »