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Planting Tulips and Semi-Shade Plants

Posted by benh56 NC (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 18, 11 at 9:18

Hey everyone! I recently bought a home with my new wife and since this is our first spring in the home I thought Id get some planting done. My first question involves tulips. I got some tulip plants from lowes today and I was wondering if anyone had some advice on the best way to plant them. Im sure people who live here know that our clay soil can be a hassle and its my biggest concern with planting anything. I also want to ask if any of yall have any ideas on perennial flowers I could plant in a moderately shaded environment?


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RE: Planting Tulips and Semi-Shade Plants

Welcome! I'd do a search for past threads on the semi shaded; in fact there's an active one right now on that very subject. Always a good idea before you post a new thread- we've covered just about everything through the years, and that way you have instant answers.

As for the tulips- i'd leave them in a pot, or put them in another decorative one. Reason is, they are annuals here- the foliage will come back and you may get a rare second year bloom, but it's unusual, and you'll just end up digging out the bulb to chuck it if you plant them in the ground (unless you like forlorn looking foliage with no blooms). Daffodils, species tulips and lots of the minor bulbs come back happily and multiply, but not the big showy tulips- it's too warm here.


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