Pulling down to correct level

Carol Jensen jorna@mobilixnet.dk
Wed, 13 Jul 2005 01:07:32 PDT
At 02:39 13-07-2005, Jim McKenney wrote:
>I'll join the fray on this one.
>Put me solidly on the team which is very skeptical about adult bulbs pulling
>themselves down. 
>Jim McKenney
>Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the only pulling down
>of bulbs which occurs regularly here is that done by voles!   

I am forever disturbing tulips in early spring when I get rid of large weeds (including maple trees!). The bulbs may lie on their sides after I'm finished and I may be too lazy to push them down into the soil.

The roots grow long and reach ground, the bulb gets pulled around upright and gets enough nourishment to blossom normally. Later in the summer I don't see it any more (but that could be because other flowers cover the tulips!).

This one tulip action is one I have seen almost every year.


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