What to do with bulbs that don't have flowers.

Rodger Whitlock totototo@telus.net
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:57:24 PDT
On 12 Apr 2016, at 8:17, Sujit Hart wrote:

> I put in some Tulipa clusiana and some daffodils maybe three or four years
> ago. The second year after planting they came back in the spring with some
> flowers, maybe 70%. This year I only go one daffodil bloom.  Should I get
> rid of all the bulbs and plant something else instead, or is there anything I
> can do to get them to bloom again?

I looked up the cllimate of Houston on Wikipedia:


Houston has a hot climate with more or less even rainfall throughout the year. 
Tulips prefer (or may even demand) dry summers. In your climate, istm that they 
would be prone to attack by fungal diseases.

A question: did your bulbs put up foliage this year, or was there simply 
nothing where you had planted them?

There may also be issues relating to soil fertility and pH.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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