tulips and daffodils are coming up already

thomas75(AR7)February 2, 2006

All of my bulbs are already coming up. Will they be alright, what should I do before it gets real cold.



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Hi Thomas,

In the past when there came a deep cold snap and spring flowers were up and blooming, I have covered them with boxes or bags, or buckets, even pillow cases, anything to keep the biting frost from 'melting' the leaves and burning the delicate blossoms. I weighted the covers down with small rocks. If you have mass plantings, you can use lightweight bedspreads & sheets, and it works just fine.

Make sure that in the morning, if it is going to warm back up, that you remove the covers or they will cook. It is a lot of work, especially if you have very many flowers, but if you want to save them, it is worth the effort.

Hope this works for you.


    Bookmark   February 2, 2006 at 9:20PM
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I don't know where your located. But for me this year it snowed several inches after the crocuses and daffodils had already begun comming up. I didn't do anything and they managed just fine. The snow lasted several days. I've heard that they have been known to break through snow to bloom but I had never seen it until now.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2006 at 12:12PM
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