wintering-over Spring bulbs in pots

Jim McKenney
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:02:28 PST
When  we were discussing this topic, Gene Mirro wrote " I grow Dutch bulbs in a mix of bark, sand, and garden soil, with some lime and bone meal mixed in.  They love it. "

Gene, can you tell us a bit more about this? I've been doing this with lilies for a few years, and so far the results are good. So far I have not tried it with other bulbs. What sort of year to year performance to do you get? Do tulips take well to this treatment over the long run? How about Dutch and English iris? Do you use any supplemental feeding other than the bone meal?  Do you dig the bulbs for the summer or make some other effort to keep them dry? 

Jim McKenney

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