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

Bracey Tiede tiede@pacbell.net
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:03:42 PDT
Here in San Jose CA, we planted these years ago and they repeat every year
like clockwork. We do not have rain or humidity during the summer and these
bulbs originally were from that type of climate (mediterranean = cool, wet
winters and hot, dry summers). I suspect the bulbs rotted. 

An excellent resource for you would be Garden Bulbs for the South by Scott
Ogden from Timber Press.

Bracey

-----Original Message-----
From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Sujit Hart
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:26 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] What to do with bulbs that don't have flowers.

They put up some healthy looking foliage but no flowers.  We did have a
very mild winter this year.

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 11:57 AM, Rodger Whitlock <totototo@telus.net>
wrote:

> 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:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Houston/
>
> 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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