Tips for Growing Tulips

There are more than 100 different species of tulips that you can grow. They bloom with very full flowers of varying colors. It is almost impossible to grow tulips in the open if you live in a tropical or humid climate. Tulips grow best in locations where there is a very cold winter season. They have to be planned a few weeks before temperatures turn to freezing overnight. During this period of time the tulips are dormant but there is plenty of activity taking place in order for them to bloom in late April and early May.

Tulips grow well in very moist soil that offers them plenty of nutrients. After you plant them allow approximately four weeks for the roots to develop. While you are waiting for the roots to grow you don't want to saturate the soil or it can prevent the tulips from growing. It can also cause rotting and various types of bacteria to grown. Add enough water to keep the soil moist though.

As soon as you see the buds of the tulips growing you want to give them plenty of water. This will result in your tulips growing taller and the flowers being fuller. You can also assist the growth process by placing plant food above the bulbs where it can be absorbed with the water.

It is important to select quality tulip bulbs to plant if you want to end up with a beautiful flower garden. You will notice that the circumference of the tulip bulbs is how they are classified for sale. The bigger the circumference the bulb has the larger the flower will be. This is important to pay attention to because you will need to space out the bulbs during planting accordingly. Make sure you don't pack the soil too tightly around the bulbs as you want it to be loose for water to be absorbed.

If you are looking for a way to add plenty of color to your yard plant your tulip bulbs according to colors. You can mix and match them throughout your garden area or you can create a design based on how you layout the various color bulbs. Tulips are among the most popular spring flowers so you shouldn't have any trouble finding quality tulip bulbs to plant.

Very few tulips are annuals but several of the different types will grow for two or three years. Make sure you read the specific information about that before you plant the bulbs. This way you will have a good idea of when it will be time to plant more bulbs. You don't want to have a disappointing year by realizing you won't be getting any tulips in your garden because you waited too long to plant the bulbs.

Growing tulips can be a very rewarding experience if you take the time to do it correctly. You will love being able to go into your own garden and remove fresh flowers for a centerpiece or to give to someone else as a gift. Tulips generally last for a week or more when they are cut at an angle, given preservatives, and the water is changed in the vase every couple of days.

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