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Early Tulips

Posted by Bill_zone6 W. Pa (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 28, 02 at 23:21

According to my Botany instructor, tulips that come up too early because of rare warm days of January and February will pull themselves back down into the ground as the cold weather returns. Anyone heard of this? Any other plants that have survival adaptations similiar to this?

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RE: Early Tulips

Around here, they just freeze to the ground.

RE: Early Tulips

  • Posted by Teri2 6b/7a TN (My Page) on
    Wed, Jan 30, 02 at 21:57

I agree with the Professor. They just seem to snuggle down in the protection of the leaves. Of course, if the flower stalk has stretched high above the leaves, you're out of luck.

RE: Early Tulips

When MY tulips experience a cold spell, they retreat to their beds with a cup of warm cappuccino, a good book, and down comforters made with only the finest French goose down.

Martha Stewart

RE: Early Tulips

Good one Nymph, except Martha's wouldn't have the nerve to retreat back into the ground!!

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